Urgent Care Services

At the moment, the NHS offers a mix of Walk-in Centres, Urgent Care Centres, Minor Injury Units and Urgent Treatment Centres, all with different levels of service.

We are in a transitional period where these will become Urgent Treatment Centres or change to offer other primary health care services. Urgent Treatment Centres aim to offer a more consistent service wherever you are in the country.

If you need urgent medical attention but it's not a life-threatening situation, you should first call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk. If you think life is at risk, you should call 999.

NHS111 will assess you and give you the option to speak to a nurse, doctor or paramedic if appropriate. You'll then be advised where you need to go for treatment. This could be an Urgent Treatment Centre, an out-of-hours GP service, your local GP in normal hours, or the nearest A&E if necessary.

Minor Injury Units & Urgent Care Centres

If you have had an injury and it is not an emergency, then why not use our minor injury units or urgent care centres. You will be seen and treated quicker and closer to home and it leaves A&E for more serious cases.

Minor Injury Units are for less serious injuries, such as sprains, cuts and grazes, broken bones, bites and stings. They are a modern and fast way to deliver high quality care to patients with minor injury and illness.

Gainsborough Minor Injury Unit
John Coupland Hospital, Ropery Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2TJ.
Tel: 01427 816502
Open seven days: 8am – 8pm

Spalding Minor Injury Unit
Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, PE11 3DT
Tel: 01775 652000
Open seven days: 8am – 6pm

Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre
Peterborough City Care Centre

Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6DB.
Tel: 01733 847000
Open seven days: 8am-8pm

Stamford Minor Injury Unit
Stamford Hospital, Ryhall Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire,PE9 1UA
Tel: 01733 678000
Open Monday – Friday: 9am- 5pm

Horncastle Minor Injury Unit
Horncastle Medical Group, Spilsby Road, LN9 6AL

Sleaford Urgent Care Centre / Minor Injury Unit
Sleaford Medical Group, 47 Boston Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7HD
Tel: 01529 303301
Open Monday - Friday 8am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am – 6pm

Minor illness: Monday - Friday 6.30pm – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am – 6pm
Tel: 01507 522477
Open Monday – Friday: 8am- 6.30pm


Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs)

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) are new in Lincolnshire, and will play a central role in providing urgent care to people, and protect A&E services for those patients who need specialist emergency care. UTCs are a facility you can go to if you need urgent medical attention but it's not a life-threatening situation. They are staffed by multi-disciplinary teams of doctors, nurses, therapists, and other professionals with at least one person trained in Intermediate life support for adults and children.

These sites offer bookable appointments via NHS111, the public is encouraged to call NHS111 first and an appointment can be booked at a UTC, if appropriate to the patient’s needs. NHS111 is available 24/7 and offers support and guidance, enabling patients to access the right services, at the right time.

Louth Urgent Treatment Centre
Louth Hospital LN11 0EU
Open 24 hours
Tel: 01507 600100 ex1223

Skegness Urgent Treatment Centre
Skegness Hospital
Open 24 hours
Tel: 01754 613504


Advice ASAP Lincolnshire

Our popular website and app (downloaded over 7,000 times) have been launched in Lincolnshire to help people find the most appropriate health care service for their medical needs.

The ASAPLincs website and app has been built using the very latest attendance data from Lincolnshire’s emergency departments.

To find out how to treat your illness or injury, you can use the ‘search by condition’ function. You can also find opening hours, service locations and waiting times on the App and Website. Visit: www.asaplincs.nhs.uk or download the App free from the App store.

You can also search for minor and urgent care services in your area on the NHS website