Urgent treatment centres are a facility you can go to if you need urgent medical attention but it's not a life-threatening situation. The best way to access NHS urgent care services is to contact your GP practice or pharmacy, or call NHS 111 when they are closed.
- Urgent Treatment Centre in Sunderland
Sunderland’s Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), is now located at Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Rd, Sunderland SR4 7TP, next to the Adult Emergency Department. The UTC provides care for minor injuries and illnesses that require urgent treatment, but are not life-threatening. It is open from 8am to midnight, seven days a week, including bank holidays. Patients are advised to book an appointment via NHS 111 or through a GP referral, however patients can just 'walk in.'
- Urgent Treatment Centre in South Tyneside
Patients are triaged on arrival 24-hours a day, with South Tyneside District Hospital’s Urgent Care Centre, in Harton Lane, South Shields, NE34 0PL, is open from 8am to 10pm each day.
- Emergency care
Please keep 999 and the Emergency Departments (A&E) for serious or life-threatening illness or injuries only. If your health need is not an emergency, you may be referred to a different service on arrival.