Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) SHORTCUT

This is a self-referral/self-help advice page for your condition

Your condition is best managed by attending an urgent treatment centre

Information on this service


An urgent treatment centre* is appropriate for urgent but not life-threatening conditions requiring same day care

*Urgent Treatment Centres are also called Walk-in Centres (WICs) and previously Minor Injury Units (MIUs)

What example conditions does this service deal with?

For urgent but not life-threatening conditions requiring same day care

  • Broken bones
  • Bumps and bruises
  • Cuts and gashes
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Ear infections
  • Emergency contraception
  • Eye infections and problems
  • Fever or high temperature
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Rashes
  • Scalds
  • Stomach pain
  • Throat infections
  • Skin infections
  • Wound infections

Does this service accept self-referral?

You can self-refer to this service without seeing or speaking to a GP first

How do I get to this service?

UTCs are open 8.00am to 8.00pm, 7 days a week

Some centres advise you to ring 111 before setting off for a UTC, so that 111 can book a direct appointment at the UTC for you

Is there more info that I can look at?

When to visit a UTC/WIC/MIU Minor Injuries Unit

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Are there any other services I can refer myself to?

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Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)