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If you need medical help

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If you need medical help

    If you or the person you care for needs medical attention it is important to know where to go too.

    Emergency contact numbers

    Newcastle's walk-in centres

    Health professionals at walk-in Centres can help with minor injuries and illnesses such as:

    • coughs/cold and ear/throat infections
    • sprains and strains
    • cuts and grazes
    • stomach upsets

    You do not need to book an appointment to use a walk-in Centre. In Newcastle there are four walk-in centres:

    • Molineux Street Walk-in Centre, Byker (just off Shields Road), NE6 1SG.
    • Ponteland Road Health Centre Walk-in Centre, 169 Ponteland Road, NE5 3AE.
    • Westgate Walk-in Centre, Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, NE4 9BE.
    • Lemington Walk-in Centre, Resource Centre, Tyne View, Lemington, NE15 8RZ.

    For full details on Newcastle walk-in centres, visit Newcastle Hospital Trust website.

    Think Pharmacy First

    The Think Pharmacy First campaign encourages patients who are unwell to visit a local community pharmacist, instead of making an appointment to see their GP. Phramacists provide free advice on the best treatment for a wide range of illnesses and minor ailments.

    When you need to go to hospital

    In Newcastle there are three hospitals, one of which has an A&E service. The hospitals in Newcastle are:

    If you need emergency dental treatment

    Newcastle Dental Hospital is a specialist treatment facility for dental treatments. If you need emergency dental treatment, you can visit the The Dental Emergency Clinic without the need for an appointment. More about the service here.


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