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.

 

NHS 111
  

No Wait

Open 24/7

Broad Lane NHS
walk in centre

Approximately 1-1.5 hours

Open 8am - 10pm

Minor Injuries – Hallamshire Hospital

Approximately 1-1.5 hours

Open 8am - 8pm

Northern General
A&E

Approximately 3.5 hours

Open 24/7

Click on the boxes below to see ALL the options available to get the care you need including weekends & evening.

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NHS111

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.

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Easter-Pharmacy

Local Pharmacy

Confidential expert advice and treatment for most common illnesses. Many Sheffield pharmacies are open evenings, weekends and bank holidays – no appointment needed.

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GP Practices

Most GPs have extended opening hours and additional appointments available. Click here to find your GP opening hours including evenings and weekends.

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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 111

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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.

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Minor Injuries Centre – Hallamshire Hospital

Treatment for urgent non-life threatening injuries or illnesses. Open 8am - 8pm, 365 days per year. No appointment necessary.

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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.

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Accident and Emergency (children) – Sheffield Childrens Hospital

Only use in an emergency or a critical/life threatening situation. Open 24 hours, 365 days.

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