Local Services

Whatever your medical needs are, there is NHS help available 24-hours-a-day.

Help us to help you - making sure our services work for you in Herefordshire

By making the right choice at the right time, you can get the best and quickest possible treatment. 

Choosing which service is right for you at a given time may not always be easy – often you have more than one option. Use the checklist below to guide you if you're not sure where to start.

For information about conditions and treatments, read the NHS Choices Health A-Z guides.

nhs 111

Call NHS 111 if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. You can also call NHS 111 if you're not sure which NHS service you need. 

make an appointment with your gp

Make an appointment with your GP if you are feeling unwell and it is not an emergency.


ask your local pharmacist

Ask your local pharmacist for advice – your pharmacist can give you advice for many common minor illnesses, such as diarrhoea, minor infections, headache, travel advice or sore throats. 

visit a walk in centre

Visit a walk-in centre, minor injuries unit or urgent care centre if you have a minor illness or injury (cuts, sprains or rashes) and it can't wait until your GP surgery is open.


Call 999 if someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.


stay well this winterStay Well and look after yourself. For top tips on staying healthy this winter visit: www.nhs.uk/staywell

For more information on local services in Herefordshire please see the catagories below.