Mar 06th 2018

Alternatives to Emergency Departments

Our Emergency Departments at Sandwell and City Hospitals are currently very busy. Please only visit our Emergency Departments if your condition is serious or life threatening.
There are a number of alternative health care services you can use for treatment.

Walk-in centres
They are open 8am-8pm, seven days a week and services are located at:

  • Parsonage Street Walk in Centre, Parsonage Street, West Bromwich, B71 4DL
  • Summerfield Urgent Care Centre, 134 Heath Street, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7AL

GP Practices
Most GP practices are offering weekend access. To find out if your practice is participating in this scheme please call the usual practice phone number and listen to the full instructions.
Alternatively, you can check your practice’s opening times via https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/GP/LocationSearch/4

NHS111

This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients can get medical advice, self-care support, prescriptions and in some cases book appointments. Just dial 111 from any phone, there is no cost for patients who are calling from a landline or a mobile. Patients can also download the Ask NHS App.

Pharmacies
There are a number of late night pharmacies opening in the vicinity of Sandwell and City Hospitals. They are:

Late Night Pharmacy and Opticians
328-330 Dudley Rd, Birmingham B18 4HJ. 
0121 454 4466
Monday-Saturday: 8.30am-11.30pm.
Sunday: 10.30am-8pm.

Al-Shafa Pharmacy,
93 Shireland Road, Smethwick, B66 4QJ.
0121 448 8665
Monday-Saturday: 9am-Midnight
Sunday: 10.30am- 8.30pm

Lloyds Pharmacy,
West Gate Plaza, 19 Moor St, B70 7AD.
0121 525 4928
Monday-Saturday: 8am-11pm
Sunday: 10am-8pm

Asda Pharmacy
Asda Superstores, Brickhouse Lane, Tipton, DY4 7HW.
0121 521 5340
Monday-Saturday: 8.30am-10pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

For more information about pharmacy opening times see https://beta.nhs.uk/find-a-pharmacy/


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