What are walk-in centres?
Walk in centres offer a complimentary service to a GP or an A&E. They are available to everyone and you do not need an appointment, simply walk-in and you’ll be seen that day. They provide a range of different services for minor illnesses and injuries, some of which include:
Infections and rashes, blood pressure checks, fractures and lacerations, emergency contraception and advice, stomach aches, vomiting and diarrhoea , hay fever, insect and animal bites, stitches, dressing care, minor cuts and bruises, minor burns and strains, stop smoking support.
If you have a long-term illness or an emergency condition you may be better going to your GP or youre A&E department. Also some walk-in centres don’t treat young children so you may have to check before going.
You can check for information on walk in centres in your area by clicking here.