The NHS Choices website is the largest health and care website in Europe with a wealth of information, including:
If you have a dental emergency call 111.
If you are unsure whether an illness or minor injury needs to be dealt with at A&E, call 111. A team of advisers, supported by trained paramedics and nurses, will assess your symptoms, provide relevant advice and direct you to the right local service at that time. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
999 is for emergencies only.
Minor Injuries Units
A wide range of minor injuries are treated at Minor Injuries Units (MIU) 365 days a year, including broken bones and eye injuries. Minor Injuries Units do not treat minor illnesses. You should see your GP for this or visit a Walk-in centre (see below).
NHS information about MIUs
Find your nearest MIU
NHS Walk-in centres
NHS Walk-in centres (WICs) are usually managed by a nurse and are available to everyone. You do not need an appointment. Most centres are open 365 days ayear and outside office hours. Some newly opened centres may offer different opening hours during their first few months.
Some NHS WICs offer access to doctors as well as nurses. However, they are not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems.
NHS information on Walk-in centres
Find your nearest NHS Walk-in centre.
Out of Hours
The Out of Hours service is available when your GP surgery is closed and is only for urgent health problems that can’t wait until your surgery reopens. The service operates at night, over the weekend and on Bank Holidays. It is not designed for the request or collection of repeat prescriptions; your GP surgery will handle these.
If you call your GP surgery, the answerphone message will always include an out of hours contact number. Alternatively, if it is not an immediate emergency, you can call NHS 111.
Emergency Departments treat people with critical or life-threatening problems.
Local Emergency Departments can be found at:
- Southampton General Hospital
- Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester
- Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth
- Salisbury District Hospital
- The Royal Bournemouth Hospital
- Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
- Frimley Park Hospital
Information to help yourself
Here for you Hampshire provides advice on common symptoms, illnesses and injuries, as well as information on the support available to you when you are feeling unwell.
Patient has an NHS approved database of patient information leaflets on almost every conceivable condition as well as an online symptom checker and forums.
Take the How Are You? quiz created by Public Health England for an overview of your current health and wellbeing.
This BMI calculator can show you whether you're a healthy weight for your height, and if you're overweight. It also advises what your daily calorie range should be so you can lose weight.
Take the online heart age test to see what your risk of getting heart disease or stroke is.