NHS Walk-in Centre at Brighton Station Health Centre
There is no need to be a registered patient with Brighton Station Health Centre to use our walk-in service, it is available to everyone in Brighton and Hove.
When is the Walk-in Centre Open?
Our walk-in service offers treatment, information and advice for a range of minor illnesses and injuries. It’s open every day 8am-8pm, including bank holidays.
Please note that the Walk-in Centre may be closed to any new patients presenting if there are already sufficient patients waiting to be seen to 8pm.
Patients being turned away will be advised of alternatives.
What illnesses and injuries can be treated at the Walk-in Centre?
We can treat/provide:
- chlamydia screening
- cuts and grazes
- minor scalds and burns
- strains and sprains
- bites and stings
- ear and throat infections
- emergency contraception
- minor skin infections and rashes
- minor eye conditions and infections
- stomach upsets
- dressings service (to those who are not registered locally)
- coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms
- other minor common illnesses
- repeat medication - we only issue urgent repeat prescriptions for a three day supply (we require proof that medication is currently being prescribed).
Please note, we cannot help with:
- serious medical emergencies posing an immediate threat to a person’s health or life
- road traffic accident injury
- serious head injury - loss of consciousness
- overdoses of drugs or accidental drinking of chemicals
- severe allergic reaction
- doctor’s certificates
- repeat prescriptions
- emergency care following an operation
- Ear syringing
In these instances you will need to make an appointment with your own Doctor.
If it is an emergency, you will need to go to your local accident and emergency (A&E) department.
Please note, when accessing the Walk-in Centre you will be asked to provide details of your registered GP and Practice name (if you have one).
Repeat Prescription Requests
Our walk-in centre is limited on the issuing of routine repeat prescriptions to patients. This is because there is limited or no access to your clinical records, and there could be patient safety issues when prescriptions are issued by the nurses who are unfamiliar with your care and medication history.
We may refuse to issue you a prescription. The only exception will be emergency supplies of some medication that is needed for patient safety reasons. In such cases, only a small amount of medication (3-5 days) will be prescribed and you will need to see your own GP for further supplies. We will not continue to issue prescriptions to you for requested medication if you have recently received a supply from the walk-in centre.
Prescriptions for controlled drugs (e.g. tramadol, amphetamines, diazepam, zopiclone,) and drugs considered to be of high risk (e.g. pregabalin, gabapentin, methotrexate, lithium, antipsychotic medication) will not be issued by this service.
Visitors to the UK
If you are a visitor to the UK, you may be able to get an emergency supply of medicine from a pharmacist.
In addition to this, the nurses may not be able to provide an emergency supply of medication if the prescription or medication is written in a language they can't understand.
You must take responsibility to ensure you have enough medication to last you through weekends and Bank Holidays and requested in good time from your own GP practice.