Find a health service
Getting a health concern checked out sooner rather than later can stop you worrying unnecessarily or prevent an ailment from getting worse.
If you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency, call the NHS non-emergency number 111. You'll speak to a trained advisor who'll ask you some questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.
The NHS offers lots of information on NHS services and helps you make the best choices about your health and lifestyle.
Health Visitors support families with a new baby or a child under 5 years old. They help you and your family to be healthy; both emotionally and physically. Working together with you, they can provide advice, support and confidential health advice. You can contact the service direct or you can be referred by a GP or healthcare professional – 0300 123 2075.
School Nurses offer health assessments for all children and families to find out any health needs they may have. They carry out immunisations for children and young people, offer school-based support for individual pupils, health clinics, extra support for families needing more help where there is a health concern – 0300 123 4496.