Clinical Service

Urgent Care

Urgent treatment centres provide treatment for minor injuries and illnesses that are urgent but not life threatening.

Urgent treatment centres are GP-led, open at least 12 hours a day (24 hours at the main hospital sites), and are equipped to diagnose and deal with many of the most common ailments people attend A&E for. 

In a life-threatening emergency, please call 999

Urgent treatment

If you need medical help now, call NHS 111

You can also visit to find out which service is best for you.

NHS 111 can signpost you to the nearest service and, where appropriate, can book you an appointment at one of the urgent treatment centres in east Kent.

Urgent treatment centres can treat:

  • Sprains and strains

  • Suspected broken limbs

  • Minor head injuries

  • Cuts and grazes

  • Bites and stings

  • Minor scalds and burns

  • Ear and throat infections

  • Skin infections and rashes

  • Eye problems

  • Coughs and colds

  • Feverish illness in adults

  • Feverish illness in children

  • Abdominal pain

  • Vomiting and diarrhoea

  • Emergency contraception.

Where are the urgent treatment centres?

Mental health help

For help and advice if you are feeling anxious, low, or need urgent mental health help, please visit the Kent and Medway NHS mental well-being information hub.