Choosing the right urgent care
Often you may need advice or treatment within 24 hours but do NOT need to go to the Accident & Emergency department. Using other services instead of A&E can often help you get the advice and/or treatment you need quicker.
Typical waiting times
The information below is not the waiting time at this particular moment. It is an example of the typical time to see a doctor or other appropriate clinician after you have been triaged to determine the urgency of your care needs. The actual time you wait could be quicker or longer depending on the urgency of your own illness/injury and the number of other patients at that time with more urgent needs.
Please consider alternatives such as Broad Lane Walk In, your GP or call 111 for advice. Please do not attend A&E unless it is an emergency as waiting times are longer than usual.
Broad Lane NHS
walk in centre
Approximately 1-1.5 hours
Minor Injuries – Hallamshire Hospital
Strike action by junior doctors 24-28 February.
The Minor Injuries Unit at the Hallamshire will be closed during this period.
Approximately 4 hours
Click on the boxes below to see ALL the options available to get the care you need including weekends & evening.
Call 111 free if you need medical advice or are not sure what service you need but it is not a 999 emergency. 111 can also directly book appointments out of hours with a GP.More information
Confidential expert advice and treatment for most common illnesses. Many Sheffield pharmacies are open evenings, weekends and bank holidays – no appointment needed.More information
Most GPs have extended opening hours and additional appointments available. Click here to find your GP opening hours including evenings and weekends.More information
GP Hubs open evening and weekends
Six GP Hubs across Sheffield offer evening (6-10pm) and weekend healthcare services for urgent and routine needs, open 365 days a year. Book appointments through your usual GP practice or by calling 111More information
Broad Lane NHS Walk In Centre
Conveniently located in the city centre. Open 8am to 10pm 365 days a year. See a nurse or GP for a range of minor illnesses. No appointment needed just walk in.More information
Minor Injuries Unit – Hallamshire Hospital
Please use the Minor Injuries Unit at the Royal Hallamshire for minor injuries including broken bones, burns, and cuts. Open 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year.More information
An emergency eye care service is available at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital for adults only.More information
Urgent dental care
The Urgent Dental Care line is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for both adults and children.More information
999 & Accident and Emergency (Adults) – Northern General
Only use in an emergency or a critical/life threatening situation. Open 24 hours, 365 days. For non-life threatening illnesses or injuries please consider other alternatives.More information
Accident and Emergency (children) – Sheffield Childrens Hospital
Only use in an emergency or a critical/life threatening situation. Open 24 hours, 365 days.More information