Are YOU or someone you know feeling unwell?
Very often we don't need to see a GP , many common ailments do not require a GP for resolution and there are often quicker and better options available. Other choices of Health care professionals may be able to help you obtain the best treatment FOR YOU.
The Choose Well campaign aims to encourage the public to think about and select the most appropriate healthcare service for instances of illness or injury.
Choosing Well means that you will be able to obtain the correct medical advice or treatment quickly. It will also allow the busy NHS services to help the people who need them most.
Our Nurse led service can help and advice you
We can help you register with a local GP or decide which service you need. If the USW Health Service cannot help with your issue consider the services below:
Choosing Well Wales will help you decide which service you need. It explains what each NHS service does, and when it should be used.
Some pharmacies offer free emergency contraception within 72 hours.
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.
Please note – the Dentist is free only if you are under 19 yrs old.
Contact your normal dental practice first as most dentists offer emergency appointments on the day. If you are not registered locally with a dentist, phone the dental helpline on 02920 190 175 Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm or evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays on 0290 444 500.
Alternatively, you can phone NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 for advice
Consult a University first aider for treatment and/or advice. For any medical emergency on campus call 01443 4 33333 and ask for a first aider.
Your nearest hospital is:
Tel: 01443 443443
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.
An optician can see you for any acute eye problems such as itchy eyes, red eyes, conjunctivitis, bloodshot eyes and swollen eyelids.
Most opticians offer free emergency appointments under Eye Care Wales. If you have any concerns at all about your eyes, see a high street optometrist (optician) straight away. They will tell you if you are eligible for a free eye health examination.