Do you need to come to the Emergency Department?

To ensure patients have the fastest access to the treatment they need, anyone with a non-life threatening condition who would usually go to A&E should call 111 first, day or night, to be directed to the right NHS service.

The Emergency Department (ED) is located at Darent Valley Hospital and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. ED should be used for those patients needing only urgent medical attention and treatment.

If you have a condition which has been present for two or three days or have a long-standing illness or health problem, please contact your GP.


The new Urgent Treatment Centre at Gravesham Community Hospital in Gravesend works as a walk-in NHS service for patients whose condition is urgent enough that they cannot wait for the next GP appointment but who do not need emergency treatment. Please keep in mind that the service is not for routine GP appointments. If you need routine medical help or advice, you should contact your own GP or visit your local pharmacy.
Gravesend Urgent Treatment Centre
Gravesham Community Hospital
Bath Street
  • 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