Where you can go for urgent and emergency care depends on how severe your injury or condition is.
Non-urgent advice: Urgent advice:If you’re not sure what to do:
You can call 111 or get help from 111 online.
For severe and life-threatening emergencies
Accident and emergency (A&E) is for serious injuries and life-threatening emergencies.
These are things like heavy bleeding, choking and seizures. Find out more about when to go to A&E.
For non life-threatening emergencies
You can go to an urgent treatment centre if you need medical attention but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
These are things like stomach pain, minor injuries, skin infections and rashes. Find out more about when to visit urgent treatment centres (urgent care services).
- When to use NHS 111 online or call 111
- When to call 999
- When to go to A&E
- When to visit urgent treatment centres or other urgent care services
- Find urgent and emergency care services
Page last reviewed: 24 May 2023
Next review due: 24 May 2024