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When We Are Closed

For urgent help when your GP surgery is closed, please phone 111. Remember, A&E is for critical or life-threatening situations only.

Walk-in Centre

The Folkestone NHS walk-in centre offers a range of health services for the local population - from a minor illness to a minor injury. The centre can treat the following:

  • Nose bleeds
  • Minor cuts and bites
  • Burns and scalds
  • Infections including abscesses
  • Foreign bodies in wounds, ears and noses
  • Muscular sprains and strains to shoulders, arms and legs
  • Fractures to shoulders, arms and legs
  • Dislocations of fingers, thumbs and toes
  • Minor chest, neck and back injuries
  • Minor eye conditions including conjunctivitis and foreign bodies
  • Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness
  • Minor allergic reactions
  • Minor ailments such as coughs, colds, flu symptoms, sore throat, earache, urinary tract infections and sinusitis.
  • Emergency contraception

No appointment necessary.

The centre is based at:
Royal Victoria Hospital
Radnor Park Avenue
Folkestone

Tel: 01303 850202 

Open from 7.00am until 10.00pm - Monday to Friday and 9.00am until 10.00pm weekends and bank holidays

Emotional Support

Anyone needing confidential emotional support can call the Mental Health Matters helpline on 0800 107 0160, 24 hours a day.

DentaLine

Anyone needing emergency dental treatment during the bank holiday weekend should phone DentaLine on 01634 890300 from 8.30am to 1.25pm or 6pm to 10.55pm.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

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