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Urgent care centres

What are urgent care centres?

Urgent care centres (UCCs) are an alternative to A&E. They are centres which treat minor injuries and illness requiring urgent treatment that cannot be seen by your registered GP.

Where’s my nearest UCC?

For most people in Westminster, the closest urgent care centre is based at St Mary's Hospital. It is staffed by experienced GPs and nurses, healthcare assistants and other healthcare practitioners.

St Mary's Hospital Urgent Care Centre
Praed Street
Paddington
London
W2 1NY
Tel: 020 3312 6666
Opening hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There is also a UCC at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital: 

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Urgent Care Centre
369 Fulham Road
London
W6 8RF
Opening hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

What conditions do they treat?

The centre treats minor injuries and illnesses that require urgent treatment including:

  • minor illnesses
  • cuts and grazes
  • minor scalds and burns
  • strains and sprains
  • bites and stings
  • minor head injuries
  • ear and throat infections
  • minor skin infections / rashes
  • minor eye conditions / infections
  • stomach pains
  • suspected fractures

On arrival at the urgent care centre you will be assessed and treated in order of the priority of your condition.

If your condition is urgent and requires immediate attention, you will be seen by an appropriate clinician in the urgent care centre. If your condition is not urgent or immediate, you will be referred back to your GP.

If you are seriously ill, you will be referred to the emergency department which is located next to the urgent care centre.