Urgent Care Centre

If your injury is not serious, you can get help from the urgent care centre, rather than going to an A&E department. This will allow A&E staff to concentrate on people with serious, life-threatening conditions and will save you a potentially long wait.

The urgent care centre is run by emergency nurse practitioners and doctors.

They may advise you to visit other services including pharmacies and sexual health clinics if these services are more appropriate.


Minor injuries units and urgent care centres can treat:

  • sprains and strains
  • broken bones
  • wound infections
  • minor burns and scalds
  • minor head injuries
  • insect and animal bites
  • minor eye injuries
  • injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

The urgent care centres are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are 3 urgent care centres located in and around Lewisham:

  • University Hospital Lewisham Urgent Care Centre – Lewisham High St, London SE13 6LH

Tel: 020 8333 3226
Website: https://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/emergency-services-in-lewisham

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Urgent Care Centre – Stadium Rd, Woolwich, London SE18 4QH

Tel: 020 8836 6846
Website: https://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/urgent-care-centre-at-queen-elizabeth

  • Queen Marys Hospital Urgent Care Centre - Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT

Tel: 020 8302 2678
Website: http://qmh.oxleas.nhs.uk/services/urgent-care-centre/


To find out more about urgent care services visit the NHS England website by clicking the link below:



Adapted from NHS England