Out of Hours Emergencies
Call 111 when we are closed to speak to an NHS professional on any urgent health or medical issue. They will be able to connect you with the local Out Of Hours GP service.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles
Remember the Out of Hours Service is for urgent problems only. Please do not contact the service for a second opinion or for anything which can wait until the next working day.
If you have an emergency please call 999
Medical emergencies can include:
- loss of consciousness
- an acute confused state
- fits that aren’t stopping
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that can’t be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
Use a local minor injuries unit if you need medical treatment or advice for an injury which does not need a visit to A&E. Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) are for injuries, such as deep cuts, eye injuries, broken bones, severe sprains, minor head injury, minor burns and scalds.
Abingdon Minor Injuries Unit
Urgent Care Centre
Abingdon Community Hospital
Tel: 01865 903476
This service is available seven days a week, 10am to 10.30pm.
X-ray opening times at this MIU are as follows: Monday to Friday – 9am to 6.30pm, Saturday – 10am to 6.30pm and Sunday – 10am to 5pm.
Henley Minor Injuries Unit
Henley on Thames
Tel: 01865 903755
This service is available seven days a week, 9am to 8pm.
Please note that the X-ray department for this MIU is open Monday-Friday 09-16.30. The X-ray department is not open on the weekend or bank holidays.
Mental Health Crisis?
You should call 999 or go to A&E if you, or someone you know, experiences a life-threatening medical or mental health emergency. These are cases where there is immediate danger to life or physical injury. A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency. If you feel like you may be close to acting on suicidal thoughts or have seriously harmed yourself, you should call 999 or go to A&E directly if you need immediate help and are worried about your safety.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis at the weekend, you can get help by calling the Oxford Safe Haven on 01865 903037 from 5-9pm.
The Samaritans can be contacted 24 hours a day to provide support at times of mental health distress.