Your rights: The National Health Service [NHS] for Asylum Seekers and refugees
SOME FREE ACTIVTIES TO HELP YOU KEEP FIT AND ACTIVE (Walking, Running etc.)
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:
Your doctor (GP) will take care of your health.
Your doctor (GP) may refer you to a specialist doctor.
You can have a chaperone (someone with you when you see the doctor).
You can have an interpreter. It is free. You do not pay.
If you are worried you can have advice. Telephone: 111
In Emergency: To call an ambulance Telephone 999 BUT ONLY if a person might die or is seriously injured.
Pharmacist (Chemist Shops):
A pharmacist may be able to help you with minor illnesses. We want to help: just ask
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 to the Accident and Emergency Centre (A&E) without needing an ambulance or an appointment,
The urgent care centres (A&E) 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 phone lines and websites
Asylum Help UK
Telephone: 0808 8000 630
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm