Alternatives to Emergency Departments

14th Apr 2019

There are a number of ways to access medical help. Please only visit our A&E departments if your condition is serious or life threatening.

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

  • Urgent Treatment Centre, Sandwell Hospital, Little Lane entrance, West Bromwich, B71 4HJ (open 9am-9pm)
  • Summerfield Urgent Care Centre, 134 Heath Street, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7AL (open 8am-8pm)

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


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. Go to
Patients can also download the Ask NHS App.

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-Friday: 9am-10pm.
Saturdays: 10am-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-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: 9am-8pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

For more information about pharmacy opening times see

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