Simply walk in, no appointment needed

Urgent Care at The Wellington Hospital provides immediate private care with no appointment needed for injuries and illnesses that are urgent but not life threatening. We can offer urgent treatment the following conditions: 

A typical visit to Urgent Care will include a detailed history and examination from the doctor who will then perform or arrange the required urgent tests, such as urine dip, blood test, and imaging – such as ultrasound, x-ray, CT or MRI scan. 

Some common symptoms our patients present with include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea and constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Pain on passing urine (dysuria)
  • Haematuria (blood in the urine)

HCA Urgent Care teams will provide prompt examination, investigation and treatment for most respiratory or chest complaints.

Symptoms and conditions that we commonly see include:

  • Exacerbation of Asthma/COPD
  • Pain on Breathing/Difficulty in breathing
  • Chest Infection
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Non-cardiac chest pain

Please be aware this is not an emergency service, if you are experiencing crushing chest pain or suspect someone is suffering a heart attack, please call 999 or attend your local NHS emergency department.

In most cases problems are diagnosed using physical examination alone however treatment for Ear, Nose or Throat conditions can include:

  • Full assessment and examination
  • Pain relief
  • Antibiotics (Intravenous or Oral)
  • Wound management

Common symptoms or conditions we treat include:

  • Ear pain or infections
  • Ear lacerations
  • Foreign bodies lodged in Ear, Nose or Throat
  • Nose bleeds and suspected broken nose
  • Facial injuries
  • Painful throat or throat infections
  • Difficulty swallowing

In addition we can also arrange any wound follow-up or reviews in Urgent Care where suitable.

We have a team of highly skilled orthopaedic doctors and musculoskeletal nurses that are expert in assessing, diagnosing and managing sprains, fractures and sports injuries. 

Diagnosis for most orthopaedic injuries is made by a physical examination, and may involve an X-ray or Ultrasound of the affected joint is obtained to ensure that there are no fractures. If the injury is a suspected tear to the ligament or soft tissue, then an MRI scan is usually completed after swelling has subsided. An consultant or physio follow-up appointment can be arranged if necessary.

Available diagnostics at The Wellington

  • Ultrasound Scanning
  • CtTScanning (Diagnostic Computerised tomography)
  • MRI Scanning (Diagnostic Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 

Treatment may include:

  • Pain relief
  • Orthopaedic braces (neck, back, shoulder, elbow wrist, knee, ankle)
  • Compression therapy
  • Joint immobilisation such as plastercasts and splinting casts, paddings and stockinette, splints and aircast boot.) 

We can also arrange hospital admission, short and long term follow-up through our dedicated orthopaedic trauma and sports medicine physicians or orthopaedic surgeons.

Our expert nursing and medical team will first assess general medical conditions that have a sudden onset, and cause pain or irritation to the skin or present with symptoms including fever, heat and bumps or redness. Once assessed an appropriate treatment or referral for further care can be made.

Most minor injuries such as skin lacerations, small 1st degree burns, and minor abscesses can be seen and treated by our team at the Urgent Care Centre.

Treatment can include:

  • Cleaning and washout
  • Suturing (stitches) under local anaesthetic
  • Wound dressing
  • X-rays
  • Antibiotic medication
  • Tetanus

We can also arrange for a short or long term follow-up at the Urgent Care Centre, to review and ensure wounds are healing appropriately.

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What times is the Urgent Care Centre open?

We are open 365 days a year from 8am until 11pm

Please be aware our last appointment is at 10.30pm, 30 minutes before closing.

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Where is the The Wellington Urgent Care Centre?

Located on the Ground Floor of The Wellington Hospital South Building, Wellington Place, St John’s Wood, London. NW8 9LE


Parking for Urgent Care

At The Wellington Hospital we have limited parking, but parking is available with Q-Park on Kingsmill Terrace in St John’s Wood car park. You can pre-book a space using the promo code 'Wellington' or tickets for discounted parking are held at the main Urgent Care Centre reception desk. This will also entitle you to a 15% discount.

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Instant, Expert Care

We provide you with rapid access to a team of urgent care specialists, trained in emergency medicine, including GPs, consultants and nurse practitioners.

This walk-in service means you can access the doctors in one location, and you do not have to wait for a referral.

If any health complication arises whilst you are under our care, you can be assured that you are in the best place possible. 


How much does a visit to the Urgent Care Centre cost?

An initial consultation with a doctor at any HCA Urgent Care Centre will cost £100

The final cost will be dependent on your diagnosis and if you require treatment. 

Costs for test and treatment are available on our Urgent Care Centre website - Price List