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Walk-in centres

You don’t need to register or book an appointment to use a walk-in centre. You can literally walk into the centre and be seen by experienced health professionals.

Walk-in Centres can help you with minor injuries and illnesses such as:

  • cuts, grazes, strains, bites and stings
  • minor skin infections and rashes
  • coughs, colds, ear and throat infections
  • minor scalds and burns
  • stomach upsets

You can also visit your local Pharmacy for help with:

  • using medicines
  • knowing if you need to see a doctor
  • minor illnesses such as coughs, colds, aches and problems with ears, eyes or skin
  • stopping smoking

Walk-in centres in Newcastle

There are four walk-in centres in Newcastle that you can go to and use without an appointment.

Molineux Street Walk-in Centre

This service is located in the Molineux Street NHS Centre, off Shields Road in Byker. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 8pm


Ponteland Road Health Centre Walk-in Service

This centre is a GP led service and is located in Blakelaw. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 8pm


Westgate Walk-in Centre

This centre is located at Newcastle General Hospital on Westgate Road. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8am to 8pm This centre does not treat injured children under the age of six years old.


Lemington Walk-in Centre

This centre has reopened recently inside the Lemington Resource Centre. Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30am – 12noon, Fridays 1:00pm – 4:30pm.


More Information on Walk in Centres

For more information on walk in centres in Newcastle please visit the Newcastle Hospitals Trust Website.


Other Useful Organisations

  • The Joseph Cowen Healthcare Centre provides access to healthcare for those street homeless or in temporary accommodation who cannot access mainstream healthcare services. The drop in centre offers a daily GP service, a nurse, access to mental and sexual health support, a needle exchange, women only services, an outreach service, information, guidance and signposting for housing and benefits, bathing facilities and somewhere to drop in for a hot drink.
  • NHS 111 is the new telephone service which has replaced NHS Direct. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
  • NHS.UK is a website providing health and medicines information and you can search for local services.

Please note – The content on this website is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. If you are feeling unwell, make an appointment to see your GP or contact NHS 111. In an emergency, dial 999.

Last updated: October 31, 2018

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