Care Choices

If you are looking for healthcare in Hull, it’s important to find the service that is right for your needs. Use the guide below to know where to go and when.

Care options

Self Care – If you have a small cut, heartburn, a cold or another minor ailment then you can treat yourself quickly and easily at home. Find out more.


Pharmacy – Pharmacists/chemists offer advice, over the counter medicines and treat many minor illnesses such as acne, hay fever, cystitis and more. Learn more here and find a pharmacist here.

72 pharmacists in Hull run the Minor Ailments Scheme meaning they can provide medicine for many common ailments free of charge for anyone who does not pay a prescription charge. Read more here. To see a list of local pharamacists that participate in the minor ailments scheme click here.


NHS 111 – If you are confused about which service is best for you NHS 111 can offer guidance. NHS 111 can also offer advice on what to do if your GP is closed. Call 111 or find out more here.


Your GP – GPs deal with a range of health problems. Click here to find out more. See here for a full list of Hull GPs or click here to find your local GP surgery.


Access+ – GP Practice appointments are now avaliable during the weekend of in the evenings. Find out more about Access+ here.


Out of Hours GP – If you need to see or speak to a GP when you own surgery is closed you’ll usually be directed to an out of hours service. For more information click here and NHS Choices here.


Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) – Less severe injuries can be treated quickly in UTCs without an appointment. Find out about the UTC at Bransholme here or find another UTC here.


Accident and Emergency and 999 – If someone is seriously ill or injured, their life is at risk or it’s an emergency, you should call 999 or attend A&E. Learn more here and find your local A&E here.