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For life-threatening illness or injury only: Telephone 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest Hospital A&E.
Find your nearest A&E
For non life-threatening Urgent Care: Telephone 111 or click NHS 111 Service
Read How to use the NHS 111 Service
NHS 111 staff can
- Give medical advice
- Book an appointment with a GP or other health professional in the local Extended Hours Service
- Put you in touch with your local out-of-hours GP service (who can even visit you at home)
- Refer you to a walk-in clinic
- Refer you to an emergency dentist
- Put you in touch with mental health support services
- Put in touch with a Sexual health clinic
Brighton Walk-in Clinic for minor illnesses and injuries.
No appointment needed. Patients will be seen on a first come, first served basis.
Open 8am – 8pm, seven days a week (including bank holidays)
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Brighton Station Health Centre
84-87 Queens Road
Telephone: 0333 321 0946
Emergency Eye advice and care
Sussex Eye Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BF
Call: 01273 696955
Emergency Dental care
If your own dentist cannot help or you do not have a dentist, call the NHS Dental Helpline on 03001 231663, Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 16:00, for an appointment.
If you need help outside these hours call NHS 111
Emergency contraception and Sexual health
For discreet and confidential services for sexual health advice and tests, and family planning including emergency contraception.
The NHS 111 service can help book an Extended Hours Clinic, or Out of Hours GP
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Brighton Station Health Centre provides walk-in and pre-bookable Sexual Health appointments: Telephone 0333 321 0946.
Brighton and Hove Sexual Health and Contraception Services (SHAC) provide 3 clinics. Walk-in clinics and Online booking are available.
Pharmacies can often provide help with emergency contraception.
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Mental health crisis support Telephone 111 NHS 111 Service
Support services are available for people suffering from mental health problems who are at risk and may not be able to keep themselves safe, or who are considering attending A&E for help with their mental health.
Wellbeing Centres provide help to people aged 16 and over who need support with their mental health. This includes one-to-one support, group sessions and workshops.
Mental Health Rapid Response Service
If you feel you are not able to keep yourself safe, and do not need immediate medical
assistance, you should contact the Mental Health Rapid Response Service which is able
to offer immediate support:
Call: 0300 304 0078 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Call: 16 123 (free number) or 01273 772277
Visit: Samaritans, Dubarry House, Newtown Road, Hove BN3 6AE
Sussex Mental Health Helpline
The Sussex Mental Healthline is a telephone service offering support and information to
anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression.
The service is also available to carers and healthcare professionals
Call: 0300 5000 101 (17:00 - 9:00 Monday to Friday and 24 hours at weekends and
Speak to a Pharmacist for advice, and Buy common medicines without a prescription
Pharmacists are trained to advise you on treating common conditions, including:
minor injuries and illnesses such as bugs and viruses, aches and pains, skin conditions, allergies , children’s problems
Many are open late night and weekends with private consultation areas. Anything you discuss with a pharmacist is completely confidential. You don’t need an appointment , just pop in.
You can buy many common medicines at your local pharmacy /shop / supermarket without a prescription.
This is quicker for you and will free up NHS time for people with serious health problems. Some of these medicines cost just a few pence.
Read: Over-the-counter medicines advice
Examples of what can be bought without a prescription are:
- Allergy medicines
- Simple pain killers like paracetamol and ibuprofen
- Sore throat, coughs, colds and flu medications
- Anti-diarrhoea medication
- Rehydration salts
- First aid kit including plasters and bandages
Warning: buying medicines online
Medication sold by unregistered online pharmacies could be out date, diluted or fake.
For more information visit the NHS advice page: dangers-of-buying-medicines-online
For the UK Register of regulated Internet Pharmacies visit: Pharmacy regulation - UK Register of internet pharmacies
Childhood Illnesses - Telephone 111 NHS 111 Service
Every parent or carer wants to know what to do when a child is ill - how to care for them at home, when to call a doctor and when to call emergency
services. Almost all babies, toddlers and children will get the most common childhood illnesses like chickenpox, colds, sore throats and ear infections.
While these are not very nice at the time, they are easily treated by your doctor, or at home with support from a doctor or health visitor, rather than
a trip to A&E. If you are unsure what to do, you can get advice from the NHS 111 service.
You might be interested in the following reliable sources of advice:
There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children. There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.
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When Should I Worry?
Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.
Download the booklet
Self care at home
The NHS Home page has recommended information about:
For some Self Care Factsheets about some common conditions click the links below:
Or visit these reputable websites:
Or visit our Minor Illness page: