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Out-of-hours services in West Sussex

If you are ill or injured outside your GP's (doctors) usual opening hours, you can still access help and support in West Sussex. Find out about out-of-hours pharmacy opening times, GP services, dental care, NHS Direct, minor injuries units and urgent treatment centres, and accident and emergency services in West Sussex.

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Out-of-hours pharmacy (chemist) opening times

Opening times are displayed in pharmacy windows and some local newspapers.

You can also download West Sussex pharmacy bank holiday opening times on this website (currently showing Easter, May and August bank holidays 2013).

To find a local pharmacy:

Out-of-hours GP (doctors) service

If you have a serious medical need or an urgent health problem when your surgery is closed, telephone the out-of-hours service on 0300 130 1313.

This service is not for repeat prescriptions, test results or routine appointments.

Urgent or emergency NHS dental treatment

NHS Direct

For expert, confidential health advice and information, 24 hours a day every day, you can call the NHS Direct helpline on 0845 4647 or visit  www.nhs.uk.

Minor injuries

In West Sussex, our minor injury units (MIUs) or urgent treatment centre (UTC) can help with injuries like:

  • cuts
  • sprains and strains
  • bruises and fractures
  • wound infections
  • minor burns and scalds.

Accident and emergency (A&E) and 999 calls

Accident and emergency (A&E) departments are open 24 hours a day. They provide immediate emergency care for people who show the symptoms of serious illness or are badly injured.