When the Walk-in Centre is closed:-
If you have a medical emergency phone 999 or go to your nerarest accident and emergency (A&E) department. A&E departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For North Middlesex University Hospital, the entrance to the A&E department is in Bridport Road, Edmonton, London N18 1QX. The A&E entrance is about 80 metres from the hospital’s main entrance in Bull Lane and is next to the visitors’ car park.
A&E main reception 020 8887 2398 / 2544
Paediatric A&E reception 020 8887 3375
Note that there is no A&E department at Chase Farm Hospital.
For less urgent medical problems, phone NHS111 by dialing 111 from any landline or mobile phone. This is a free call. NHS111 also provides access to the Out-of-Hours GP service provided by your family GP when the GP Surgery is closed, giving you access to GP services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
An alternative is to attend an Urgent Care Centre. The Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at North Middlesex University Hospital is within their A&E department. It provides treatment of minor illnesses, injuries and non life-threatening conditions which require urgent or immediate attention – the unit is led by GPs. Open Monday-Sunday 9am-10pm.
The UCC at Chase Farm Hospital is open Monday-Sunday 8am to 10pm. Those attending the UCC by car are advised to enter the hospital via the entrance on Hunters Way and follow signposted directions. Pay and display parking is available directly outside the UCC. Please note that there is additional parking in the multi-storey car park, however this is a several minutes walk away.
Please note Urgent Care Centres do not provide:
- change of routine dressings, even if they put them on in the first place
- referrals or specialties for outpatient appointments, such as complex skin conditions or long-term issues like bad backs
- repeat medication or prescriptions
- services to patients who are not registered with a GP
- MRI and CT scans
- free medicine unless there is a proof of exemption
- sick notes.