Urgent Care Centre at The Wellington Hospital
A medical service for non-life-threatening conditions, such as illness or minor injuries.

The Wellington Hospital , 8A Wellington Place , London, NW8 9LE
020 3910 2412

We are open for walk in consultations

Our Urgent Care Centre at The Wellington Hospital accepts walk in patients aged 18 and over. In addition we also offer virtual appointments. For further information please call 020 3553 2651 to speak to one of our clinical team.

At our Urgent Care Centre we are able to treat a wide range of minor illnesses and injuries. Our expert team can provide quick onwards referral to specialist private consultants and on-site diagnostic imaging (X-Ray). Other imaging diagnostics (Ultrasound, CT, MRI) could also be arranged following specialist private consultant referral. Blood tests and laboratory services are also available.  We offer a range of Point of Care diagnostic tests on site providing rapid access to results and treatment.

What we can treat

  • Minor non-respiratory illness
  • Simple Wound care and dressings
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Minor head injuries
  • Repeat prescriptions
  • Earache and minor ENT conditions
  • Abdominal complaints 
  • Musculoskeletal  injuries and minor trauma

What we DO NOT treat

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. Cough, sore throat, fever)
  • Acute confusion
  • Signs of acute heart attack or stroke
  • Dental problems
  • Major trauma, vascular or nerve injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Acute or severe stomach pain 
  • Severe pain
  • Acute urinary retention 
  • Those under 18 years
  • Pregnancy over 20 weeks or bleeding during Pregnancy (any term)
  • Mental Health conditions

Can patients get emergency repeat prescriptions?

Yes, we can provide a repeat prescription, you will need to bring your latest current prescription with you. We will update your GP so they know what was prescribed and when. This is a useful service for anyone who is visiting London from abroad and has run out of medication or accidentally forgot it.

Please be aware we reserve the right to decline a prescription if we feel it inappropriate. We do not prescribe any controlled drug.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

On arrival all patients will be provided with a mask, have their temperature checked and carry out our routine COVID screening questions.

In addition, all patients will be provided with a lateral flow test and a rapid PCR test if admission is required.

Please be advised we are not able to admit patients to the hospital without a negative PCR test.


We are open for walk in appointments.

Please note that to maintain a COVID safe environment we may need to suspend the walk in service during busy periods of the day. Patients are advised to phone UCC in advance to confirm the current level of service.

Please note we do not accept COVID positive patients for admissions.

Receptionist giving patient directions

How much will my Urgent Care visit cost : Urgent care prices

An initial consultation with an urgent care doctor is £100 for adults. Our price list is a guide to the costs of treatments carried out within the Urgent Care Centre, which are paid for on a self-funded basis. It is possible you may need one or several items from this list.

If you need further care via a consultant referral, the cost of ongoing care will be explained to you. At this stage, if you have private medical insurance, you will be able to seek authorisation for treatment.

It is also possible to self-pay for treatment in any of our hospitals, and pricing can be explained to you by our business offices.

Travelling to us

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    The nearest tube station is St John's Wood, accessed by the Jubilee Line
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    Regular services run along Park Road (A41) Lord's Cricket Ground (Stop J), numbers 13, 113, N113 St John's Wood (Stop B) numbers 13, 46,187, 113, N113
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    Nearest national rail train station is Marylebone Station or South Hampstead station on the London Overground (10 minute walk). Other mainline stations are between a 20-30 minutes tube journey
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    St John's Wood Urgent Care Centre is located just off Wellington Road. Metered parking is available on the street. Q-Park on Kingsmill Terrace is a short walk from the hospital, tickets for discounted parking are held at the main Urgent Care Reception which will entitle you to 15% discount. Further parking is available on Lanark Road in Maida Vale (10 min walk).

How to access our Urgent Care Centres

We are open for walk in patients at our adult Urgent Care Centres, however our paediatric Urgent Care Centre at The Portland Hospital requires booking an appointment. 

020 3910 2412

For any life threatening conditions patients should always call 999 or go the nearest NHS emergency department

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