Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

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What is the best choice for You?

Did you know that a trip to A&E may not be necessary?

With many conditions people can be more appropriately treated elsewhere - as a result patients may wait in A&E when it would be easier and more convenient to see a local GP, chemist or to visit a walk-in centre.

You can now call 111 when you need medical help fast, but it isn’t a 999 emergency.

NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help – wherever you are, and whatever the time.

You can call NHS 111 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and all calls from landlines and mobiles are free. 

Need to see a doctor?

Visit your GP: Make an appointment with your GP when you have an illness or injury that won’t go away. The GP can give you medical advice, examinations and prescriptions. In an emergency they can visit you at home. Call your own surgery for an appointment. 

Many GP practices have extended hours or can provide urgent appointments. An out of hours GP service also means patients can contact a health professional when their practice is closed.

For more information about GP services in London see the myhealthlondon website.

Below is a list of other healthcare services available, depending on the nature of your illness.

Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at Croydon University Hospital

Please note this GP led service is not run by the Trust but by Virgin Care.

Located in the hospital’s main Accident and Emergency department this is a service for patients who have a minor illness or urgent medical problem, such as a sprain, cut or simple limb injury, which is not life-threatening but needs urgent attention.

This service is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

GP-Led Minor Injuries Units
Minor injuries / cuts and bruises / burns and strains

If you need urgent care, without an appointment, visit the minor injuries units at:

Purley War Memorial Hospital
856 Brighton Road
Purley CR8 2YL
Tel:  020 8401 3000
Open: 2pm - 8pm, 365 days a year

Parkway Health Centre
Croydon CR0 0JA
Tel: 020 8251 7225
Open:  2pm - 8pm, 365 days a year

Edridge Road Community Health Centre

Please note this Centre is not run by Croydon Health Services.

This health centre in central Croydon is open every day of the year and includes a GP surgery.

You can walk in to see a doctor or book an appointment. You don’t have to be registered at the centre to see a doctor.

Opening times

8.00am – 8.00pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Edridge Road Community Health Centre

Impact House

2 Edridge Road

Croydon CR9 1PJ

Telephone: 020 3040 0800

Need more advice or treatment for minor ailments?

Visit your local pharmacy when you have a common health problem that does not need you to be seen by a doctor such as runny nose, painful cough and headache.  They can give you advice on illnesses and the medicines you can take to treat them. Find a pharmacy near you

If it is a life threatening or very serious illness call 999 and ask for an ambulance


More Information

If you are pregnant

If you think you are pregnant, it is vital that you contact a healthcare professional straight away. You can choose to contact a midwife directly or a GP to make a free appointment.









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