DID YOU KNOW?
The following services are now based at Beechwood
- AAA Scans
- Diabetic Retinal Screening
- Health Visitors
- Stop Smoking Clinic
- Therapy for You
Alternative Blood Test Venues
You can book a blood test on-line at https://www.swiftqueue.com/
You will be asked to select a clinic - these include Billericay Health Centre and Basildon Hospital. Or you can telephone
01702 746511 . 01702 746510, 01702 746509
The waiting times are less than currently at Brentwood Community Hospital.
Walk-in Blood Test Venues
Queens Hospital: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Harold Wood Polyclinic: 8:00 am - 12:00 nooon
Harold Hill Health Centre (Gooshays Drive): 8:45 - 12:00 noon
Orsett Hospital: 8:00 am - 3:45 pm
St Andrews Centre, Billericay: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Walk-in Xray Service
Brentwood Community Hospital 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
(Monday to Friday Only)
Harold Wood GP Walk-in Centre
Open from 8am - 8pm (including weekends and all public holidays). It is advisable to telephone to check waiting times and availability: Tel 01708 574000.
Treat minor illness and injuries and have x-ray facilities. Any injuries presented to the Walk-in Centre after 7:15pm requiring x-ray will be re-directed to Upney (which closes at 10pm) or Queens Hospital. Alternatively you can return the following day.
Medication: Please be aware that they will only prescribe medication necessary for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries. There are centain medications they do not prescribe as they should only be obtained from your own GP as they can be both addictive and dangerous in high doeses.
Orsett Hospital - Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)
Provides comprehensive nurse-led service which deals with a wide range of minor injuries. Wound care can be provided either as part of emergency care or when a review of a wound is required.
X-ray facilities are available from Monday to Friday until 4pm.The x-ray facilities available for patients attending MIU are for the shoulder to the fingers and the knee to the toes only. They do not x-ray children under seven years of age due to the complexity of interpreting their results.
They are open Monday to Sunday from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Bank holidays times may vary. Please contact them on 0300 300 1527 before you visit.
NHS 111 Service
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.
When to use 111
- you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
- you think you need to go to A&E for need another NHS urgent care service
- you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next.