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Your local doctor

Everyone who lives in Brighton and Hove is entitled to register with a GP. This is the case for people from all walks of life, including students who are only based here for some of the year, and people who may have temporary addresses, including the homeless. Practices generally take patients from within a certain geographical boundary of their surgery; the exact size of the boundary differs between practices.

Local doctors can be found using the blue 'Find Your Nearest' search box on the Home page of this website. You can then call the practice to check that they are accepting new patients from your area and register.

You can also find contact details for all the practices in the city on the Our Member Practices page

If you are experiencing difficulty registering with a local GP practice, please contact NHS England on 01293 729298 for help finding and registering with a practice. 

Walk-in Clinic - no appointment needed

You can see a doctor or a practice nurse, 7 days a week, at the Brighton Station Health Centre. You don't need an appointment - you just walk in. You don't even need to be registered with a surgery in Brighton and Hove to use this service. The Centre is open from 8.00am to 8.00pm every day of the year. 

Out of Hours service

If you need urgent medical help or advice when your GP surgery is closed, call 111 - a free 24-hour helpline run by our local ambulance service that can put you in touch with Brighton and Hove's out of hours service. 111 is free to call from landlines and mobile phones.

The out of hours service offers appointments from 6.00pm to 8.00am on weekdays and throughout the day and evening during weekends. They can even arrange a home visit by a doctor or nurse if needed.