Where to get help this weekend

Move over walk-in centres, we have dial-in centres ready to keep you safe and well this bank holiday weekend

A number of Manchester’s walk-in GP centres have re-designed their services to provide you with GP care over the phone from the safety of your own home. Many Pharmacies across the city will also be open and are a great source of health advice and instant access to healthcare and medication.

City Health Centre

8:00am – 8:00pm 7 days a week (including Bank Holidays)
0161 839 6227

Hawthorne Medical Centre

Saturday and Sunday only 9.30am – 11.00am and 1.00pm – 2.30pm
0161 220 6080

The GPs will do all they can to help you over the phone or book you in for a video consultation so you don’t need to leave your home – however, should they feel you need to be seen by a health professional face to face for an examination, you will be made an appointment. Do not go into your GP practice in person without prior agreement. Please use these services responsibly and appropriately to ensure people with the most need receive care during the pandemic.

Remember, if you have coronavirus symptoms you should stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. Others in the household should self-isolate for 14 days. You can visit NHS online and use the 111 coronavirus service to get support and advice. Only call 111 if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home or you do not have internet access; if needs be you may be directed to a COVID-19 clinic in the community. This approach will free up help for those who most need it.

If you need health advice when your GP surgery or pharmacy is closed call NHS 111 to get advice on local services which are open.

You can also visit NHS choices at www.nhs.uk

Emergency Departments (A&E) and the 999 emergency ambulance service are only there to  provide vital care for life-threatening emergencies, such as loss of consciousness, suspected heart attack or stroke, severe breathing difficulties or severe bleeding that cannot be stopped.  In these extreme cases call 999 immediately.

Help us, to help you by choosing the right NHS service so that we can continue to help those who need it most during the coronavirus pandemic.