UTCs, also known as walk-in centres, are for more urgent matters which require same-day treatment from a healthcare professional. UTCs are there to help patients with conditions which require immediate care, but are not life threatening.
You’ll be asked about your medical problem when you arrive at a walk-in centre. Patients are treated based on the urgency of their need, so please be aware that during busy times that you may need to wait. The NHS 111 service can also book appointments for you at a UTC if necessary, where you will have a much shorter wait time to be seen.
Nurses at UTCs can offer treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Suspected broken limbs
- Minor head injuries
- Cuts and grazes
- Bites and stings
- Minor scalds and burns
- Ear and throat infections
- Skin infections and rashes
- Eye problems
- Coughs and colds
- High temperature in child and adults
- Stomach pain
- Being sick (vomiting) and diarrhoea
- Emergency contraception
The Whitegate Drive Health Centre is the closest UTC to our practices. It is open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. You can find your nearest UTC and more information by clicking the button below.