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When you need care quickly, Croydon has a range of services close to you – including local pharmacies and GP appointments available in the evenings and weekends.

We all need to think about how to choose the right services for our health and care needs this winter.

So, if you feel unwell, don’t wait for it to get worse:

  • Get expert health advice from your local pharmacist. You don’t need an appointment and many have private consultation areas, so they are a good first point of call
  • Seeing a GP is now easier in Croydon with appointments available 8am until 8pm including weekends. To book call your GP surgery, or NHS 111.
  • Call NHS 111 if you have a serious or urgent medical concern; they’re here to help. Speak to fully trained advisors and clinicians about immediate health concerns. NHS111 is available 24 hours a day and is free to call from landlines and mobiles.
  • If it is a life-threatening emergency you should always call 999 straight away.

Emergency Department at Croydon University Hospital

If you need to visit the Emergency Department, this is at Croydon University Hospital. The entrance is via Mayday Road, Thornton Heath CR7 7HP. Please follow the signs when you arrive.

If coming by bus, the nearest bus stops on the London Road for the Emergency Department are Canterbury Road (if approaching from central Croydon) or the Croydon University Hospital bus stop (if approaching from Thornton Heath pond).

If you drive and there is no space in the car park outside the Emergency Department, you can also park in our Woodcroft Road car parks or on the London Road car parks and then walk around to the Emergency Department entrance on Mayday Road.

For further advice, visit or search #StayWellThisWinter on social media to find out useful information.

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