The NHS provides a range of services locally and we would encourage everyone to help the NHS by choosing the right service for their needs.
Your GP can treat the majority of healthcare needs and should be the first point of contact for most medical issues.
Pharmacists can provide immediate expert advice on many common health problems. Should you consult with a pharmacist and they are concerned about your health issue, they will refer you to your GP.
Please see our “Think Pharmacy First” section for more information.
NHS 111 can assist you when your GP practice is closed and you urgently need medical help, which is not life threatening.
South Tyneside Urgent Care Hub is where you may be referred should you require urgent treatment but it is not a serious health emergency. The new hub is located alongside A&E so that you can be directed to the right service first time.
A&E or 999 should only be used for serious health emergencies like a major accident, broken bones, breathing problems, severe chest pains, unconsciousness, suspected stroke or severe blood loss.
Urgent care services
Bunny Hill Urgent Care Centre
Tyne and Wear
Tel: 0191 519 5800
Washington Urgent Care Centre
Princess Anne Park
Telephone – 0191 502 6800
Battle Hill Walk in Centre
Tyne and Wear
Telephone – 0191 295 8520
Westgate Walk in Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone – 0191 282 3000