NHS Direct Wales
- Ring NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47
- Or visit www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk
You DO NOT always need to see a GP. If your problem is minor you can visit your local Pharmacy for help and advice as many ailments can be managed easily with remedies available over the counter at the pharmacy. For certain common ailments the pharmacist can also issue you with a prescription as part of the new free Common Ailment Service .
Pharmacists now offer the Free Common Ailment Service and can sometimes arrange for a prescription for you without seeing a Dr. Please check with your local pharmacy whether they offer this service.
Some pharmacies offer Free emergency contraception within 72 hours.
Pharmacists can advise on medicines available over the counter to treat a wide range of common ailments.
Contraceptive & Sexual Health Services
See the sexual health pages, and/or phone NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 for details of your nearest clinic. This includes advice about how to obtain emergency contraception.
USW Health Centre
The University Health Centre on the Treforest Campus is open to all Students / Staff or Visitors on any of USW campuses during term time. You can access our nurse-led service by booking an appointment on Unilife or by contacting 01443 4 82081 for advice. See the contact us page for more information.
Your GP Surgery
GP out-of-hours service
If you need urgent medical care which cannot wait until your GP surgery is next open, phone your GP practice and you will be given a number to call.
Contact your normal dental practice first as most dentists offer emergency appointments on the day or NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 for advice if you are not registered with a dentist.
Accident on campus
Consult a University first aider for treatment and/or advice. For any medical emergency on campus dial 33333 (internal) or 01443 4 33333 (from a mobile) and ask for a First aider
A&E (Accident & Emergency) – 24 hours
Attend A&E ONLY if you have an acute illness, chest pain or breathing problems or a painful injury less than 2 days old. Please visit your GP for any other problem during normal opening hours or alternatively contact NHS Direct Wales 0845 46 47 for advice
Dial 999 and ask for an ambulance for serious accident or life threatening illness only. Examples include severe chest pain, severe breathing problems, severe bleeding or unconsciousness.