Walk-in and urgent care centres

Service overview

NHS Walk-in Centres

Our NHS Walk-in Centres are staffed by teams of nurse practitioners who provide treatment and advice for adults on a range of minor illnesses and injuries, without an appointment.

Anyone can attend one of our walk-in centres, no matter where they are registered with a GP.

If you have any of the following conditions, a visit to one of our walk-in centres could be your best option for fast, effective treatment and advice:

  • headaches, ear problems, sore throat
  • sprains and strains
  • wound infections (please note we do not re-dress wounds at our Hammersmith walk-in centre)
  • minor burns and scalds
  • minor head injuries
  • skin conditions
  • chest problems and abdominal pain
  • insect and animal bites
  • minor eye injuries
  • injuries to the back, shoulder and chest
  • emergency contraception

In addition, Edgware and Finchley walk-in centres also:

  • treat broken bones
  • have an x-ray facility
  • see babies, toddlers and children for minor illnesses and injuries

NHS Urgent Care Centres

Our NHS Urgent Care Centres are staffed by teams of GPs and nurse practitioners who provide treatment and advice on a range of illnesses and injuries without an appointment. Like our walk-in centres, anyone can attend one of our urgent care centres, no matter where they are registered with a GP.

Our urgent care centres do all the things our walk-in centres do with the addition of:

  • x-ray facilities
  • diagnostics

Opening times 

All our walk-in and urgent care centres are open extended hours and on weekends to provide a quick, convenient alternative to visiting your GP or a hospital accident and emergency department.

Please see individual locations for their specific opening times.

Accessing our walk-in centre services

  • No appointment is needed, walk in available for all general services.
  • You do not need to be registered with a local GP.
  • If you are not an UK resident, there may be a charge before you are seen.
  • European visitors must bring EHIC card or alternative otherwise they will be charged
  • If you are not sure whether one of our walk-in or urgent care centres is the right place for you, please call first to check.

Additional services

In addition to our core services, each of our walk-in and urgent care centres provide additional services. For instance some centres provide sexual health and repeat prescription services.

Please contact each location to check what services they offer before arriving.

Our walk-in and urgent care centres are located in the boroughs of:

  • Barnet
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Westminster

Locations

 
 
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