Out of Hours Services
Out of Hours Doctors and Dentists
For emergency advice or treatment please call: 111 between 6.30pm to 9.30pm - Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 6.00pm at weekends, 9.00am to 5.00pm and 6.00pm to 9.00pm on bank holiday weekends and bank holidays.
Out of hours cover does NOT deal with the following:
- Prescriptions for medicines that can be bought at the chemist
- Repeat prescriptions
- Second opinions on problems being dealt with by your doctor
- Problems that can wait until your surgery is open
Click here to read more on our NHS 111 page.
Minor Injury units (MIUs) and First Aid Units
Minor Injury Units are for injuries such as deep cuts, eye injuries, broken bones, severe sprains, minor head injuries, minor burns and scalds.
You don not need an appointment to visit an MIU. They are run by a team of highly qualified Nurse Practitioners with a lot of experience and expertise in the treatment of minor injuries.
Urgent Care Centre
Tel: 01865 903476
This service is available seven days a week, 10am* to 10.30pm.*Please note that from Saturday 1 November, Abingdon Minor Injury Unit will be opening from 8am. This is a change from 10am. This will be for the winter months only.
X-ray opening times at this MIU are as follows: Monday to Friday – 9am to 6.30pm, Saturday – 10am to 6.30pm and Sunday – 10am to 5pm.
First Aid Units do not have X-Ray support. It is best to call prior to attending if you are concerned that and X-Ray may be required.
Wallingford Community Hospital
Tel: 01865 903471 (Please telephone prior to attending.)
This service is open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8.30am to 6.30pm.
Accident and Emergency
For life threatening conditions please call 999 . You should only attend Emergency Departments (A&E) if you are very badly hurt or if you become very seriously ill (life-threatening). This would include life threatening choking; chestpain; blacking out; severe blood loss or severe breathing difficulty. There are Emergency Departments at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, the Horton General Hospital in Banbury and the Royal Berskhire Hospital in Reading.
For more information please click on Out of Hours Oxfordshire.
NHS walk-in centres (WICs) offer convenient access to a range of treatments. They are usually managed by a nurse and are available to everyone. Patients do not need an appointment. Most centres are open 365 days a year and outside office hours, dealing with minor illnesses and injuries.