Urgent treatment centres are usually overseen by doctors working with nurses.
They can diagnose and deal with many of the common problems people go to A&E for.
These are things like:
- sprains and strains
- suspected broken bones
- injuries, cuts and bruises
- wound dressing
- stomach pain
- coughs, colds and breathing problems
- vomiting and diarrhoea
- skin infections and rashes
- high temperature in children and adults
- mental health concerns
If a doctor decides you need a prescription, they can organise one for you. Emergency contraception is also available.
NHS 111 online can help if you are not sure what service you might need. If an urgent care service is not right for your problem, you will be offered alternative services.