Need treatment or health advice in the Harrogate district?
There are more options than you might think...
Minor symptoms (headaches, sort throats, stomach upsets etc) can be treated with off-the-shelf medicines - available from your local pharmacy, convenience store or supermarket
Expert advice and treatment for minor symptoms and conditions. Some are open late and on on weekends-no appointment necessary. Find your nearest pharmacy via www.nhs.uk
For more significant illnesses and ling-term medical problems, make an appointment with your GP. When your practice is closed, call 111 to access urgent GP services. Don't forget - order your repeat prescriptions in good time before weekends and bank holidays.
Your GP may be able to treat minor injuries, call the practice to check. There is also a Minor Injuries Unit at Ripon Community Hospital, Firby Lane, Ripon HG4 2PR. Open 7 days a week 8am to 9pm. Offers a nurse-led service to treat minor injuries like cuts, burns and fractures. No appointment is necessary.
NHS 111 - the free phone service
Not sure which service you need? NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help. whatever the time. Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
A&E or 999
For serious injuries and emergencies only. There is an A&E department at Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate HG2 7SX. there are also A&E departments at The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton and at York Hospital
Further information is available on the NHS Choices website: www.nhs.uk