If you find you need urgent medical advice that cannot wait until the surgery re opens please call NHS 111 service (just dial 111) your condition will be assessed and the appropriate treatment or advice will be offered. If NHS 111 feel you need to be seen by a doctor, your details will be passed towho will arrange for you to be seen by a doctor or visited at home if a home visit is required.
You can also obtain 24 hour general medical advice by accessing the
The NHS in Kent and Medway has a free website and app to help you find the right treatment, especially when you are not sure what to do or who to contact.
Whether you have a baby with a high temperature, a child who is being sick, a teenager who is feeling low or you have sprained your ankle and for many other health problems, the Health Help Now web app can guide you to the service that will help you best.
New features available on the Apple and Android versions include a health wallet, where users can make notes about symptoms or questions they may need to ask a GP, keep a list of health appointments and contacts, save favourite pages from Health Help Now and view other useful apps.
Health Help Now lists common symptoms for people of all ages and helps you find the best place for treatment for them in the local area. It shows the nearest services, whether they are open or closed, and provides a map of their location and directions.
Health Help Now also offers reliable health advice and links to other useful websites. Available atwww.healthhelpnow-nhs.net, it works on smartphones, tablets, and computers. To find the downloadable apps, just search Health Help Now at the Apple Store and the Android Google Play Store.
Why not download it to your device now so you have it to hand when you need it? (click on the picture above)
If you don’t have internet access, or if you need medical help fast but it isn’t a 999 emergency, dial 111.
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
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