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Help with an urgent health need

It’s important to get medical help if you think you need it. There are a range of health services that can help when you have an urgent health problem.

Accident and Emergency / 999

Accident and Emergency is specifically to treat people with serious and life threatening conditions only and the doctors and nurses there are specially trained to do this important job. By carefully considering the best place for your injury or illness, you will assist the doctors and nurses in A&E to concentrate on treating those who need to be there.

In an emergency dial 999.

GP services including evening and weekend appointments

Call your GP surgery if you need an urgent appointment. If your GP surgery is closed, a recorded message will tell you who to contact.

Evening and weekend GP appointments are available for adults and children at GP Hubs across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. Find out how to book an evening or weekend appointment in your area.

If you're not registered with a GP

You can call any GP surgery to request emergency treatment for up to 14 days if you are not registered with a GP or are away from home.

If your treatment will last longer than 14 days, you’ll have to register as a temporary or permanent resident. Read more about:

NHS 111

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. You can get help online or on the phone:

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you’re Deaf and want to use the phone service, you can contact the NHS 111 British Sign Language interpreter service

You can also call 18001 111 on a textphone.

Pharmacy - expert clinical advice and over the counter medicines

Pharmacists are highly trained healthcare professionals, who can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.

Pharmacists have the right training to make sure you get the help you need. For example, they will tell you if you need to see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional.

Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.

Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can ask for advice without being overheard.

Urgent dental care

If you need urgent dental treatment, contact your usual dental practice. They may be able to see you or direct you to an urgent dental care service.

If you do not have a regular dentist, contact NHS 111 for advice on where you can get urgent care. NHS 111 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Do not contact a GP. They cannot provide dental treatment.

Urgent mental health help

Please visit our Getting help in a mental health crisis page for a full list of support services.

Urgent treatment or walk-in centre

You can visit an NHS urgent treatment centre or walk in centre if you need help with an urgent health problem that is not life threatening. You can find the locations and opening times of all the urgent treatment centres and walk-in centres in north central London below.

Conditions they can help with include sprains and strains, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, and bites and stings.

Barnet

Barnet Hospital Urgent Treatment Centre
Barnet General Hospital
Wellhouse Lane
Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 3DJ
Open daily 8am to 10pm

Edgware NHS Walk-in Centre
Edgware Community Hospital
Burnt Oak Broadway
Edgware, HA8 0AD
Tele: 020 8732 6459
Open 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week. This centre is open to patients with minor injuries and illnesses. X-ray provision is available 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Website:https://www.nhs.uk/Services/clinics/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=96582

Finchley NHS Walk-in Centre
Finchley Memorial Hospital
Granville Road
London, N12 0JE
Tele: 020 8349 7470
Open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. This centre is open to patients with minor injuries and illnesses.
Website: https://www.nhs.uk/Services/clinics/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=92277

 

Camden and Islington

Royal Free Hospital Urgent Treatment Centre
Urgent Care Centre
Royal Free Hospital
Pond Street
London
NW3 2QG
Open 24/7, 365 days a year
Website: https://www.nhs.uk/Services/clinics/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=95901

University College Hospital London (UCLH)
235 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BU
Open 24/7, 365 days a year
Website: https://www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Services/Service/DefaultView.aspx?id=362105

Whittington Hospital
Magdala Ave
London
N19 5NF
Open 24/7, 365 days a year
Website:  https://gps.northcentrallondonccg.nhs.uk/service/urgent-treatment-centre-whittington-hospital-islington

Enfield

Chase Farm Hospital Urgent Care Centre
The Ridgeway,
Enfield EN2 8JL.
Tel: 020 8375 1010.
Open daily 8am to 10pm.

North Middlesex Hospital Urgent Care Centre
North Middlesex University Hospital
Entrance via Bridport Road
Edmonton
London
N18 1QX
Open 24/7, 365 days a year
Website:https://www.northmid.nhs.uk/accident-emergency/

Haringey

Chase Farm Hospital Urgent Care Centre
The Ridgeway,
Enfield EN2 8JL.
Tel: 020 8375 1010.
Open daily 8am to 10pm.
Website: https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/services/services-a-z/urgent-care-centre/

Homerton Hospital
Homerton Row
London
E9 6SR
Open 7am – midnight weekdays, 7am – 10pm weekends and Bank Holidays
Website: https://www.homerton.nhs.uk/accident-emergency/

North Middlesex Hospital Urgent Care Centre
North Middlesex University Hospital
Entrance via Bridport Road
Edmonton
London
N18 1QX
Open 24/7, 365 days a year
Website:https://www.northmid.nhs.uk/accident-emergency/

Royal Free Hospital Urgent Treatment Centre
Urgent Care Centre
Royal Free Hospital
Pond Street
London
NW3 2QG
Open 24/7, 365 days a year
Website: https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/services/services-a-z/emergency-department/in-an-emergency/

Whittington Hospital
Magdala Ave
London
N19 5NF
Open 24/7, 365 days a year
Website: https://gps.northcentrallondonccg.nhs.uk/service/urgent-treatment-centre-whittington-hospital-islington