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Health Care - Blackpool

There is a wide variety of options available to you if you need healthcare or advice. Using the right service will mean that you are provided with the best advice and treatment as quickly and effectively as possible.

 

There is a wide variety of options available to you if you need healthcare or advice. Using the right service will mean that you are provided with the best advice and treatment as quickly and effectively as possible.  More...

GPs

GPs are able to provide a range of services by appointment, including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions. If you receive regular treatment from your GP, it would be wise to make yourself aware of your practice’s opening times next time you visit the surgery.

If you need your GP and you don’t know what the arrangements are, or the surgery is closed, call your surgery and a message will advise their out of hours arrangements.

Evening and weekend appointments

You can now see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional at a more convenient time for you with weekend and evening appointments available. 

The extended access service offers pre-bookable, routine primary care appointments at times which may be more convenient if you find it difficult to attend during the working day, are a busy parent or rely on working carers for travel and advocacy.

Where to go?

Urgent Treatment Centre, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool , FY3 9ES

What time?

6.30pm until 8pm weekdays 
8am until 8pm at weekends.

How to book?

Ring or visit your GP practice as normal to make an appointment. An appointment must have been booked in advance of visiting the extended access service.

Pharmacists are highly trained professionals that can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for common illnesses and complaints, including coughs, colds, bites, stings, aches and pains and emergency contraception, without the need to visit your GP or go to A&E. They can give advice or, if appropriate, medicines that will help clear up the problem. What’s more, many pharmacies are open in the evening and at the weekend.

Walk-in and same day centres offer convenient access to a range of treatment for minor illnesses and injuries including infections, rashes, emergency contraception and advice, stomach upsets, cuts, bruises, burns, strains and sprains.

Urgent Treatment Centre in Blackpool
150 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9ES
Open 8am-8pm seven days a week.
Appointments are not necessary.

Same Day Health Centre in Fleetwood
Dock Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6HP
Open 8am-10pm seven days a week.
Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling: 0300 123 1144.

If you have a problem with your teeth or gums, you should phone your dental surgery.

If you do not have a regular dentist, you should contact the Dental Access Service on 01253 955200. They will help you to register with a dentist and provide urgent dental treatment where it is needed.

If you need emergency dental treatment out of normal dental surgery hours, please contact the Dental Access Service on 01253 955200.

Optometrists are trained to examine the eyes to detect defects in vision, signs of injury, ocular disease or abnormality and problems with general health. A detailed examination of the eye can reveal conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Optometrists make a diagnosis, offer advice and when necessary prescribe, fit and supply contact lenses of glasses. Optometrists will also refer patients for specialist advice to secondary care services if needed.

There are many services that are available to offer support and advice away from hospital. This could be because of a specific health need such as management of a long-term condition or ongoing complaint, stopping smoking, substance misuse or weight management. These are provided by health care professionals but are not always directly linked to places such as GP practices or the hospital. They are available in the community in community centres, health centres or even in your own home.

Some of them you can self-refer in to; that means you can simply get in touch with the service yourself and arrange a meeting with them or sometimes they will allow you to just drop-in.  Others you will need to be referred in to via your GP.

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