About Meddygfa Tywi Surgery

There has been a GP service based at Nantgaredig dating back to the early 1900s.  The current Meddygfa Tywi premises were built in 1991. The practice covers a wide rural area (some 500 square miles) containing some built up areas in the form of villages and Carmarthen. We are also a Dispensing Practice with a full range of practice and attached staff.

Meddygfa Tywi is a rural GP surgery named after the local river Tywi and provides general medical care to the patients of Nantgaredig and the surrounding towns and villages.

Medical students and Nursing students attend the practice from time to time.

We hope that you will support the students to improve their medical skills and learn about general practice by allowing the students to sit in on your consultation or speaking to you about your illness prior to seeing your usual doctor.

However, you will be informed of their presence in advance, and if you do not want them to be present at a consultation, your wishes will be respected.

This will not affect your treatment in any way.

Main Surgery
Normal surgeries are run on an open access system. No appointments are needed for general surgeries to see the Doctor, Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant.  

Specialist clinics are run on an appointment basis.  An appointment can be made by contacting the Receptionist by phone or in person between 8.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m. 

Patients are now able to book some services online via MHOL.  Currently you are only able to book an on-line appointment for the Practice Nurse, GP, HCA, Phlebotomy, Asthma and Social Prescriber.

Access Information.

Please click here for more information on accessing the surgery.  Further details information on our Standards of Access can be found here or in Welsh here.

Disabled Facilities

We are happy to ensure access to those with special needs, please let us know by telephoning the practice.  We have full access for disabled people to all rooms and services within the surgery, including a Hearing Loop System, and electronically operated examination couches, which enable us to raise and lower the beds.  Designated parking areas near the main entrance are available.

 Breast Feeding Facilities

We also provide private breast-feeding facilities to those who request so from reception, as well as baby changing facilities.


Temporary Residents

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.