Local services

If it is hard for you to visit a doctor during normal working hours, ask for an early or late appointment.  Many GP practices are open longer than 9am - 5pm, and some are open on Saturdays.

To make it even easier for local people to get urgent, same day appointments with a family doctor two GP hubs have opened in the borough which provide urgent appointments between 6.30pm and 10pm on weekdays, between 8am and 8pm on weekends. Call 020 3770 1888 to book an appointment, or find out more here.

If you are not registered with a GP and need medical help,

  • you can call the NHS 111 service free of charge from any phone by dialling  "1 1 1"
  • your local pharmacist may be able to help
  • or you can visit one of our walk-in centres.  You do not need an appointment.
Health professional in a walk-in centre
Health professional in a walk-in centre

Walk-in centres

Harold Wood polyclinic is at The Drive (off Gubbins Lane), Harold Wood, RM3 0AR; tel 01708 792000. It is open from 8am – 8pm every day of the year (including weekends and all public holidays).

Please note after 7 pm or earlier if it is busy, you may not be able to be seen. However where appropriate you will be triaged by a clinician and advised either to return the next day or you will be redirected to another health care provider. Towards the end of the day it is advisable to telephone to check our wait times and availability.

Please be aware that x-ray reports are processed off site and to insure that we are able to diagnose and treat injuries successfully by 8pm please telephone ahead to check the volume of patients already booked in.

For more information, see the Harold Wood polyclinic website.

South Hornchurch Walk-in service at South End Road, Rainham, RM13 7XJ, tel: 01708 576 000. It is open 10am-2pm and 3pm to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday.

Please note that Orchard Village Walk-in Centre at Roman Close, Rainham, RM13 8QA is now closed. 

The Barking Community Hospital Walk-in Centre is at Upney Lane, Barking, IG11 9LX; tel 020 8924 6262. It is open Monday to Friday 7am - 10pm and Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays 9am - 10pm, all year except 25 December.

The Loxford polyclinic is at 417 Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG1 2SN; tel 020 8822 3800.  It is open 8am - 8pm, 7 days per week.  

 

Page last updated 07 December 2017

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