Local Health & Social Care Services
Below are listed some of the important local healthcare services in the Horsham area. A full search of local healthcare resources (GP Surgeries, Hospitals, Pharmacies, Dentists, Opticians etc..) and support groups can be carried out via the NHS Website.
Follow the advice below, before contacting the listed healthcare services:
Acute Community Eye Service (ACES)
Did you know you can visit your local optician for advice on acute eye symptoms such a dry, irritable, puffy eyes? Contact us for a list of accredited local opticians.
For medicines advice and minor ailments speak to your local pharmacist (chemist).
For expert, confidential health advice and information, 24 hours a day every day, you can call the NHS 111. You can also visit www.nhs.uk, the country's biggest health website, which gives you the information you need to make choices about your health.
Out-Of-Hours GP Service
If you have a serious medical need or an urgent health problem when your surgery is closed, contact the NHS out-of-hours service on 111. This service is not for repeat prescriptions, test results or routine appointments.
Minor Injury Units (MIU) and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC)
Before going to Accident and Emergency (A&E) consider if you would get the right treatment at a minor injury unit (MIU) or urgent treatment centre (UTC). You won't need an appointment and they can help with injuries like cuts, sprains and strains, bruises and fractures, wound infections and minor burns and scalds. Minor injuries units and urgent treatment centres cannot treat chest pains, breathing difficulties, major injuries, pregnancy problems, overdoses and conditions likely to require hospital admissions.
Local Minor Injury Units (MIU) & Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC):
- MIU Horsham (located at Horsham Hospital) 01293 600300 Ext 7202
(opening hours 9.00am-5.00pm Monday- Friday)
- Crawley UTC (located at Crawley Hospital) 01293 600300 Ext 4141
(open 24 hours a day including weekends and bank holidays
Accident and Emergency and 999 calls
Accident and emergency (A&E) and 999 calls to the ambulance service are for serious accidents and critical and life threatening emergencies only, such as loss of consciousness, severe chest pain and/or loss of blood.