When you are in need of urgent medical help for an illness or injury, there are lots of services that can help you in Brighton and Hove.
The CCG's www.wecouldbeheroes.nhs.uk website allows you to search for urgent health care services that are open at the time of day (or night) you are searching - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The mobile version can be bookmarked and used like an app on a Smartphone when you are out and about in the city.
Emergency Dental Service
If your own dentist is closed, the Emergency Dental Service will give you an appointment at one of several practices around Brighton and Hove.
Call 0300 123 1663, Monday to Friday, during working hours.
iDental Care Limited offers emergency NHS out of hours dental service.
Call: 03000 242548 17:30-22:30 Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30 weekends and Bank Holidays
If you need urgent help outside these hours, call 111 (free from landlines and mobiles).
GP and Out-Of-Hours Service
Find your GP surgery's number by using the 'Find your nearest' tool on the home page of this website.
When your GP surgery is closed, call 111 - a free NHS number that can put you in touch with Brighton and Hove's Out-Of-Hours service.
The 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.
Have your say
Have you used the GP Led Out of Hours service recently? If so the Care Quality Commission (CQC) would like to hear about your experience of the service.
Call: 03000 616161
Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year, 111 is a 24-hour telephone service run by our local ambulance service. It's free to call from mobiles and landlines.
Call 111 when you:
- Need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
- Think you might need to go to A&E
- Don't know who to call, or don't have a GP to call
- Need information or reassurance about what to do next
111 advisors can:
- Give medical advice
- Put you in touch with an out-of-hours GP
- Refer you to a walk-in clinic
- Refer you to an emergency dentist
- Put you in touch with mental health support services
- Refer you to A&E - they can even call an ambulance
Brighton Station Walk-In Clinic
Brighton Station Walk-In Clinic is open from 8.00am to 8.00pm every day - including Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. You are guaranteed to see a doctor or nurse and waiting times are almost always shorter than at A&E. There is no need to make an appointment.
You can find a leaflet attached with more information on what the Walk-In Clinic can help with.
Sexual Health and Contraception Service
The Brighton and Hove Sexual Health and Contraception (SHAC) Service is open to all and you don’t need a GP referral; it is a free service, including prescriptions. You will be given the choice of seeing a male or female member of staff.
If you have any symptoms and need to be seen urgently, please phone to speak with a member of the team.
Call: 01273 523388
The SHAC service offers a range of services, including:
Sexual Health Clinic at Brighton Station Health Centre
If you need emergency contraception or sexual health tests and cannot get to a GP or pharmacist, the Sexual Health Clinic at Brighton Station Health Centre is open from 8.00am to 7.00pm every day of the week including weekends (you can use the walk-in service or call 01273 203 058 to book an appointment).
Minor Injuries Unit at Lewes Victoria Hospital
Lewes Victoria Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit can treat conditions such as cuts, sprains, eye infections and simple bone fractures. It is open from 8.00am to 8.00pm, 7 days a week and you don't need to make an appointment.
Mental Health Rapid Response Service
Call 0300 304 0078, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This support line offers a rapid assessment service 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.
For other mental health services, please see the Mental Health page