Members of the public are urged to make an NHS Walk-in Centre their first point of call for any health advice or treatment, or to call NHS 111 for a GP Out of Hours, or advice if they aren’t sure where to go.
You can also access local pharmacies for help and advice to manage any minor illnesses or conditions yourself at home.
Please only call 999 or use busy hospital A&E departments for very serious, life-threatening emergencies.
Walk in Centres
Walk-in Centres offer nurse-led treatment and/or advice for minor illnesses and injuries that you can't treat yourself at home.
All walk-in centres are open between 8am - 8pm, seven days a week (including bank holidays). No appointment needed.
There are four walk-in centres in Liverpool – Old Swan NHS Walk-in Centre; Liverpool City Centre Walk-in Centre; Smithdown Children’s NHS Walk-in Centre; and South Liverpool NHS Walk-in Centre (Garston).
Pharmacists offer professional health advice on a wide range of minor conditions and the best medicines for treating them, right on your local high street.
There are 131 pharmacies in Liverpool, and many of them are open from early until late, and also on weekends.
NHS 111 and 111 online
This non-emergency health advice line is free to use and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
You’ll speak to a fully trained adviser, and depending on the situation, they can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or GP, and can arrange face-to-face appointments if needed.
You can now also get the same help and advice online at: www.111.nhs.uk