Where to get treatment if I don’t have a doctor

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WHAT IS a WALK-IN CLINIC

Walk-in clinics provide free and convenient basic medical care on a drop-in basis.They are open to anyone who comes in, without the need to register or pay. Most clinics are open 365 days a year.

These clinics offer free treatments for minor injuries and illnesses such as;

▪️infections and rashes,

▪️minor cuts and bruises

▪️hay fever,

▪️vomiting,

▪️stomach aches

▪️emergency contraception and advice …

These clinics are usually very busy and it is in your best interest to get there as early as possible if you want to avoid long waiting hours. Some walk-in clinics offer appointments but these are only approximate times and you might still end up waiting for hours.

 


REMEMBER

Most of these clinics operate on a first come first serve basis.


 

Find your nearest WALK-IN centre using in your post code.

 

WHO TO CALL WHEN YOU NEED A TREATMENT BUT DON’T HAVE A GP

CALL 111

▪️If you don’t have a doctor but need a treatment

▪️If you need health information or advice

▪️If you need medical help but it is NOT an emergency


CALL 999 for immediate life-threatening EMERGENCIES


What is 111

▪️the NHS NON-EMERGENCY number

▪️available 24hours/day, 365 days/year

▪️calls are FREE of charge

▪️Service is run by fully trained advisors, supported by professional medical staff

Download your NHS 111 information leaflet here.

 

WHERE TO GET EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION

 

Emergency contraception is available from;

some NHS walk-in clinic

some pharmacies

some accident and emergency (A&E) departments

a sexual health clinic

some pharmacies within Superdrug and Boots

The contraceptive pill is free from most of the above places, however some may charge around £26 to £35.

 

WHERE TO FIND HELP FOR MENTAL PROBLEMS

 

If you’re experiencing any from mental health issues, for example if you feel depressed, anxious, suffer from trauma, eating disorder, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts etc, do not suffer in silence.

Visit your GP and ask for help. The GP will either recommend a treatment or will refer you to a mental health specialist, for therapy or counselling. Your doctor may also be able to prescribe you some medication to ease the symptoms.

If you do not have a doctor, you can find a professional counsellor or a psychotherapist near you using ‘Counselling Directory’ , simply enter your postcode and city.

Councelling can be done;

✔️ Face-to-face

✔️ Individually or in group

✔️ via telephone

✔️ Online

If you have suicidal thoughts and have no one to talk to, please call  Samaritans and speak with them. The calls are free and you can call anytime of the day 24/7, 365 days a year.

You do not need to feel suicidal to call, you can call if you have worries, stress, suffer from depression, lonliness, isolation, relationship problems, suffered the loss of a loved one, suffer from addiction, etc.

 

CALL 116 123 from any phone


 

It is a reputable organisation founded in 1953, patron of which is HRH The Prince of Wales.

 

Counselling Directory website  – this website helps you find a professional counsellor or psychotherapist near you, it also provides helpful articles, organises events in regards to mental health.

 

HOW TO DECIDE

 

Last updated: 2017

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