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Urgent Treatment Centres

An urgent treatment centre is an alternative to A&E, treating children and adults (except those under the age of two or those over the age of 65 who have a head injury or anyone with a pregnancy-related health condition). If you contact NHS 111 with an urgent medical problem, you may get an appointment to attend your nearest Urgent Treatment Centre.

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Urgent Treatment Centres can help with:

  • Cuts and grazes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Simple broken bones (if your bone is sticking out or there’s a serious wound then this should be seen at A&E)
  • Wound and wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Minor back injuries
  • Emergency contraception
  • Skin infections/rashes/allergic reactions
  • Urine infections
  • Raised temperature/fever

An Urgent Treatment Centre provides treatment for minor injuries and illnesses that are urgent but not life or limb threatening.

If you need medical help but you know it’s not an emergency then the Urgent Treatment Centre might be the best place for you.

Ideally we ask you to ‘talk before you walk’ and call NHS 111 to double check that your local Urgent Treatment Centre is the right place to go. Often NHS 111 can book you a time to visit the centre, which saves you waiting, and can offer you advice on other Urgent Treatment Centres near by who may be able to see you.

Find details of your local services here.

Still not sure where to go?

More information on services the NHS provides if you need urgent or emergency medical help can be found on the NHS website.

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Need urgent care?

If you have a minor injury or issue which needs medical attention the same day, but isn’t life-threatening, call 111 or visit the website. It’s free, and they can give you urgent medical advice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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