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Stay well: The National Health Service [NHS] for Asylum Seekers and refugees


Yes

You can see a doctor. It is free. You do not pay.

See your doctor:

  • If you are ill
  • If you are depressed
  • If you are crying every day

The doctor you see is called a “General Practitioner” [GP]

Register with a GP:

Choose a GP near to your home.

Here is a list of GPs in Preston:

https://www.nhs.uk/Services/Trusts/GPs/DefaultView.aspx?id=89583

Your doctor (GP) will take care of your health.

Your doctor (GP) may refer you to a specialist doctor.


Yes

You can have a chaperone (someone with you when you see the doctor).


Yes

You can have an interpreter. It is free. You do not pay.

Advice:

If you are worried you can have advice. Telephone: 111

Emergency:  To call an ambulance

Telephone 999 ONLY if a person might die or is seriously injured.

Pharmacist:

A pharmacist may be able to help you with minor illnesses.

We want to help: just ask
More information:

Hospital

Normally you will not get treatment in hospital unless you are refferred for an appointment by your GP or have phoned 111 first

But if you are very ill at night or weekends or have had an accident but can still travel without needing an ambulance

The urgent care centres at Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley Hospital are open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

The Royal Preston Hospital is located at

Sharoe Green Lane North, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9HT

The urgent care centres at Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley Hospital,offer

  • Urgent care service 24 hours, seven days a week
  • Pre-booked appointments via NHS111

Here are some useful websites:

https://www.gov.uk/asylum-helplines

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-entitlements-migrant-health-guide

https://migrant.health/topics/entitlements-to-secondary-care

Asylum Help UK
Telephone: 0808 8000 630
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm

Keep Healthy:

‘Up and Active’ https://abl.upandactive.co.uk/activity-search/

Here you can join some physical activities with others and most are free: you do not have to pay.