The NHS Walk-in Centres in Liverpool will be open from 8am - 8pm every day throughout the Christmas period (apart from the City Centre WIC and Smithdown Children’s WIC which are closed on Christmas Day only).
Liverpool walk-in centres provide consultations, advice and treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, examples include: minor infections and rashes, stomach upsets, superficial cuts and bruises, strains and sprains, coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms. Also provided is emergency contraception and advice and Chlamydia screening for under 25s. In some cases a prescription may be issued, or an X-Ray requested by the nurse, however repeat prescriptions are not able to be provided at our centres.
A&E Units at the local hospitals are for serious and life threatening injuries.Please consider visiting one of our walk in centres before attending A&E with a minor injury or illness or check our Choose Well page for more guidance.
You can also contact the NHS on 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for any medical help which is needed fast, but is not a 999 emergency. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Changes to over the counter medicines
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of short-term, minor health concerns. Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.
The team of qualified healthcare professionals at your local pharmacy can offer clinical advice to safely and effectively manage minor health concerns.
Please click on the links below for locations and further information about each Walk-in Centre.