Please use your NHS wisely
If you become ill with a non-urgent condition and need advice, please visit the NHS Choices website for information and advice or go to your local pharmacist (Click here to find pharmacies in your area).
For more urgent conditions that you believe you can’t take care of yourself, you should contact your GP as usual, or call 111 if:
- you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
- you think you need to go to your local Accident and Emergency centre (A&E) or need another NHS urgent care service
- you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
Walk-in services (weekends and Bank Holidays)
For minor injuries or illness (cuts, sprains, rashes and so forth) you could visit a walk-in centre if the problem can’t wait for a GP appointment.
Walk-in-services are available every Saturday and Sunday, on Bank Holidays from 8:00am to 8.00pm in the following locations:
Park Community Practice
Located in Horne Street Health Centre, Horne Street (off Pellon Lane), Halifax HX1 5UA.
There is some free car parking available in and around the centre and a bus stop nearby.
Out of Hours: 01422 399858
Calder Community Practice
Located on the second floor in the Todmorden Health Centre, Lower George Street, Todmorden OL14 5RN.
There is some free car parking available in and around the centre and Todmorden bus services and train station are within 5 minutes walking distance.
Out of Hours: 01706 811 106
You can also click here to find your nearest walk-in centre.
NHS 111 and out-of-hours services
If you need medical help and advice quickly, or when your GP practice is closed, call 111: the NHS non-emergency number.
It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you. They can also make an appointment for you to see an out-of-hours Gp, if necessary.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
When to go to A&E
Only those adults and children with genuine emergency needs should go to A&E. Emergencies include:
- major injuries, such as broken limbs or severe head injury
- loss of consciousness
- an acute confused state
- severe chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that can’t be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds