Local Services

What are Walk In Centres?

Soho NHS Walk-in Centre provides a range of walk-in services, including minor injuries (sprains, bites, minor burns, ear irrigation), contraceptive advice and emergency contraception.

Please note:

  • Children under 16 are not seen in the walk-in Centre
  • Pregnant women are not seen in the walk-in Centre
  • Emergency contraception is provided for all ages
  • Contraception and other family planning services are not provided

 

Soho NHS Walk-in Centre

1 Frith St,
Soho,
London,
W1D 3HZ
Phone: 020 7534 6500

What are Urgent Care Centres?

Urgent Care Centres treat a variety of conditions that are too urgent to wait for a GP appointment (usually 48 hours) but do not need emergency treatment at an A&E.

The centre treats minor injuries and illnesses that require urgent treatment including:

  • Minor illnesses
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Minor scalds and burns
  • Strains and sprains
  • Bites and stings
  • Minor head injuries
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Minor skin infections/rashes
  • Minor eye conditions/infections
  • Stomach pains
  • Suspected fractures

Where’s my nearest Urgent Care Centre?

St Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street,
London,
W2 1NY

Phone: 020 3312 6666

Accident and Emergency (A&E)

An A&E department (also known as emergency department or casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:

Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units. A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment.

St Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street
London
W2 1NY

Phone: 020 3312 6330

 

University College Hospital

235 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BU

Phone: 020 3312 6330

Eye Emergency

The A&E department is not the first point of contact for eye problems.

If have a recent eye issue such as: sore eyes, redness or visual disturbances, you can be seen within the local NHS minor eye condition service (MECS).

As such if your eye problem is not an emergency you should see your Optician, GP or local MECS (Minor Eye Conditions Service) who will refer you to one of our specialist clinics if necessary.

Minor Eye Conditions Service

Infocus Opticians

19 Melcombe Street, London, NW1 6AG

0207 2247400

Specsavers Edgware Road

173 Edgware Road, London, W2 2HR

0207 7060404

Lauder and Rees Opticians

119 Praed Street, London, W2 1RW

0207 2622514

Western Eye Hospital (Emergencies)
153-173 Marylebone Road,
London,
NW1 5QH,
Phone:  0203 312 6666

Moorfields Eye Hospital (Emergencies)
162 City Road
London
EC1V 2PD
Phone: 0207 253 3411