Romford residents have access to a variety of medical facilities. This includes the Queen’s Hospital and King George Hospital, and also plenty of local GP surgeries. If your health issue requires immediate attention, but it is not serious enough to require Accident & Emergency treatment, you should drop into the walk in medical clinic Romford.
A walk in clinic is like a hospital, but it deals with less serious injuries and illnesses. Walk in services were designed to take some of the pressure off busy A&E wards. If a health problem is not life-threatening, yet requires immediate attention, then the walk in clinic is the right place to be.
A walk in medical clinic is also known as a drop in centre or a minor injuries unit. It offers basic first aid for injuries. In addition, there is often a doctor available to write prescriptions for antibiotics and other simple medicines. Walk in centres can provide repeat prescriptions for long term conditions, such as for asthma treatment.
There are often long wait times in Accident and Emergency departments, because often people attend who could get treatment elsewhere. Cuts and scrapes, broken fingers, insect stings and minor burns can be treated more quickly and effectively at the drop in clinic. Attend the clinic for minor illnesses as well, such as upset stomach or flu.
Do not attend the clinic for:
If you suspect a heart attack or stroke is occurring, call an ambulance. You also need an ambulance if the patient loses consciousness or stops breathing. Injuries involving serious bleeding or breaks will also need hospital care.
If your healthcare issue does not need urgent attention, you may rather wait for a GP appointment. These are usually available within a few days at most Romford surgeries. Call your local surgery to request an appointment.
Most health problems can be treated by either the hospital, a GP or the walk in medical clinic Romford. Are you unsure which treatment option is right for you? You can get advice about NHS treatment around the clock by calling 111. The advisors will tell you which service seems like the best option for you.
There are a number of drop in health services in Romford. The main facility is the Harold Wood Polyclinic, which is open between 8am and 8pm every day of the week.
Harold Wood Polyclinic
St Clements Avenue
Off Gubbins Lane
You can call the clinic 01708 574 000 or, if you would rather, you can drop in at any time.
There is also the Mawney Medical Centre, open daily from 8am.
7 St Edwards Way
Call the Mawney Centre on 01708 741 096 for more information and general enquiries.
Whether you are referred to the walk in medical clinic Romford or you present as a drop in patient, there are many different departments dealing with a variety of health conditions. Below are some useful telephone numbers for Romford residents who need medical services.
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