The NHS walk-in centre at Edgware Community Hospital re-opened on 1 October.
During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHS in North Central London made the difficult decision to temporarily close the walk-in centre. While the NHS remains extremely busy, we are very pleased to report that the service has re-opened thereby increasing access for the local community to urgent healthcare appointments and alleviating pressures on A&E departments.
The centre is a nurse-led walk-in clinic, open from 08:00 to 18:00, seven days a week. You will be able to access care for all minor injuries and illness in children (aged over 12 months) and adults, but if you are unsure whether the service is available for you, contact NHS 111 for advice.
Staff will endeavour to see patients on a walk-in basis but will need to prioritise urgent cases, so there may be some delays.
COVID-19 safety measures:
Everyone attending the walk-in centre will be required to attend alone (unless they are vulnerable) and follow standard NHS COVID-19 safety measures.
Those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are asked not to attend, but visit nhs.uk/coronavirus or contact NHS 111 instead for advice.
The capacity of the walk-in centre waiting room has been reduced to ensure social distancing, and visitors may need to wait elsewhere to be seen.
All visitors must wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules at all times.