Soho NHS Walk-in Centre is based at the Soho Centre for Health & Care, located in Soho Square. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm; Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (closed only on Christmas Day) 10.00am to 8.00pm.
If you wish to attend after 6pm, you are advised to telephone the Walk-in Centre to check that we are still open for registrations, as on occasion the service has to stop registration prior to 8pm due to excessive demand.
NHS walk-in centres (WiCs) offer convenient access to a range of treatment. WiCs are managed by primary care trusts (PCTs). There are around 92 centres in England, dealing with minor illnesses and injuries.
- infections and rashes,
- blood pressure checkes
- fractures and lacerations,
- emergency contraception and advice,
- stomach aches
- vomitting and diarrhoea
- insect and animal bites
- stitches (sutures)
- dressing care
- minor cuts and bruises
- minor burns and strains
- Stop smoking support
NHS WiCs are usually managed by a nurse and are available to everyone. Patients do not need an appointment. Most centres are open 365 days a year and outside office hours. Some newly opened centres may offer different opening hours during their first few months.
NHS WiCs treat around three million patients a year and have proved to be a successful complementary service to traditional GP and A&E services. Some NHS WiCs offer access to doctors as well as nurses. However, they are not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems.
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