Out-of-hours services in West Sussex
If you are ill or injured outside your GP's (doctors) usual opening hours, you can still access help and support in West Sussex. Find out about out-of-hours pharmacy opening times, GP services, dental care, NHS Direct, minor injuries units and urgent treatment centres, and accident and emergency services in West Sussex.
Out-of-hours pharmacy (chemist) opening times
Opening times are displayed in pharmacy windows and some local newspapers.
You can also download West Sussex pharmacy bank holiday opening times on this website (currently showing Easter, May and August bank holidays 2013).
To find a local pharmacy:
- You can search for pharmacies (chemists) on this website.
- Pharmacy (chemist) contact details are also available from NHS Direct: telephone 0845 46 47 or visit www.nhs.uk.
Out-of-hours GP (doctors) service
If you have a serious medical need or an urgent health problem when your surgery is closed, telephone the out-of-hours service on 0300 130 1313.
This service is not for repeat prescriptions, test results or routine appointments.
Urgent or emergency NHS dental treatment
For expert, confidential health advice and information, 24 hours a day every day, you can call the NHS Direct helpline on 0845 4647 or visit www.nhs.uk.
In West Sussex, our minor injury units (MIUs) or urgent treatment centre (UTC) can help with injuries like:
- sprains and strains
- bruises and fractures
- wound infections
- minor burns and scalds.
Accident and emergency (A&E) and 999 calls
Accident and emergency (A&E) departments are open 24 hours a day. They provide immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of serious illness or are badly injured.