For non-emergency problems such as:
- Burns and scalds
- Catheter changes
- Emergency contraception, simple women’s health problems, chlamydia testing and C-card
- Foreign objects in wounds or other parts of the body
- Fractures to shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, legs and ribs
- Infections, including wounds
- In-growing toe nails and verrucas
- Injuries, sprains and strains
- Minor allergic reactions
- Minor chest, neck and back injuries or pain
- Minor cuts, bites, stings and nose bleeds
- Minor eye injuries
- Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness and not related to alcohol
- Repeat prescriptions
Please consider other treatment options such as:
- NHS 111 in the first instance. This is free, including from mobile phones.
- NHS Choices to find the right service for your condition. This service offers health information and advice from a specially trained nurse over the phone, 24 hours a day
- Attending a Walk-In Centre or Minor Injury Unit. These provide fast and convenient access to healthcare advice and treatment for minor illnesses and injury. No appointment is necessary.
Thamesmead Walk-in centre, Thamesmead Health Centre, 4-5 Thames Reach, Thamesmead, London SE28 0NY.
Open 365 days a year 8.00am-8.00pm. Last patient is seen at 7.30pm (depending on the waiting time).
Telephone: 020 8319 5880
There are no X-ray facilities at these sites.
Gravesend Urgent Treatment Centre, Gravesham Community Hospital, Bath Street, Gravesend
- Open from 8am to 8pm. The X-Ray department is open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and 11am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday.
- Telephone: 01474 360816
Erith Urgent Care Centre, Erith & District Hospital, Hind Crescent
- Open Monday to Sunday 8.00am to 10.00pm (last patient booked in at 8pm - this will allow staff to see all patients safely before the 10pm closure, in line with site requirements).
- Telephone: 020 7536 8525
Bexley Urgent Care Centre, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup
- Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Telephone: 020 8308 5611
- Woolwich Urgent Care Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Stadium Road, London, Greater London, SE18 4QH
Urgent Care Centres and Minor Injury Units have X-ray facilities as well as offering a range of other services including blood tests.
It is worthwhile ensuring your medicine cabinet is stocked with the following items to deal with a minor injury at home - http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Yourmedicinecabinet.aspx
Dental emergency and out-of-hours care
If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some practices offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary.
You can also call NHS 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.
Do not contact your GP, as they will not be able to offer urgent or emergency dental care.
When to go to A&E
Only visit A&E in serious circumstances, such as:
- severe pain (even after pain killers have been taken)
- severe facial swelling
- heavy bleeding
- injuries to the face, mouth or teeth
Emergency Dental Service
DentaLine provides emergency treatment for patients who develop severe dental problems when dental surgeries are closed.
At DentaLine, treatment is limited to pain relief and temporary dressings. Following your appointment with DentaLine, you should book an appointment with your own dentist to complete your treatment
To find out more and to ask about making an appointment please contact 01634 890300 at the below times:
- Monday to Friday: 6 - 11pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 8.30am - 1.30pm and 6pm - 11pm