In a life-threatening situation, call 999 for an ambulance.
If you need medical help in situations that are not life-threatening, there are a number of options for you to consider to ensure the seriously ill and/or injured receive the quickest response possible.
- Calling for NHS advice - use the 111 service
If you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment, please call the NHS 111 service free of charge from any phone by dialling "1 1 1".
- using the NHS Choices website to check your symptoms at home.
- talking to your local pharmacy. In Henfield this is Lloyds Pharmacy (tel : 01273 492 030) or you can try searching for another Pharmacy here. Type in your postcode to find the closest one.
- visiting or calling your local GP. For Henfield Medical Centre telephone: 01273 492 255. You can find a local GP here if you do not have one.
- visit your local NHS Walk In Centre which for Henfield is 9 miles away in Brighton.
- making your own way to a local hospital with an A&E department or minor injuries unit. Arriving by ambulance does not guarantee that you will be seen quicker.
Dialling 999 for an ambulance can be very stressful, but please consider the options above if the condition of the patient seems to be non-life threatening. You never know, your actions can help provide the help for somebody who really needs it.