Urgent and emergency care

If you need urgent care but it's not a life threatening emergency, you have a range of options for treatment in Croydon.

GP Hubs

Cuts, scratches and bruises / Sprains & Strains / Bites / Minor burns / Minor eye injuries / Minor head injuries (without having passed out) / Minor injuries to limbs, body and face / First aid / Minor illnesses (including infections)

Appointments are available 8am-8pm, bookable through phoning 111.  You can also go to the GP Hubs with an urgent medical problem without an appointment but you may have to wait.  Locations of the GP Hubs are below.  Hubs are open seven days a week, including bank holidays.

East Croydon Medical Centre, 59 Addiscombe Road, CR0 6SD

Car: Free & Paid Parking Available within 2 minutes’ walk
Tram: 3 minute walk from Lebanon Road Tram Stop
Train: 5 minutes’ walk from East Croydon Train Station
Bus: Routes 64, 119, 194, 198, 433, 466

Purley War Memorial Hospital, 856 Brighton Road, CR8 2YL

Car: Free & Paid Parking Available within 2 minutes’ walk
Train: 6 minutes’ walk from Purley Train Station
Bus: Routes 60, 166, 289, 405, 407, 412, 455 & 466

Parkway Health Centre, Parkway, New Addington, CR0 0JA

Car: Free Parking Available outside
Tram: 1 minute walk from New Addington Tramlink
Bus: Routes 64, 130, 314, 464, 664

Please note there is no longer a walk in minor injuries service at Edridge Road Community Health Centre.  The nearest GP Hub is located at East Croydon Medical Centre.  It is a 5-10 min drive away, or 20 min on foot.

Urgent Care Centre

Illnesses and infections / cuts and bruises / burns and strains / suspected fractures

If you have an urgent but non-life-threatening illness or condition, visit the Urgent Care Centre. 

Croydon University Hospital
530 London Road
Croydon CR9 1PJ
Tel: 020 8401 3000
Open: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year


Blacking out / Bleeding you can't stop / Severe chest pain / Choking / Loss of consciousness / Stroke

These are all examples of emergencies and you need urgent hospital care.

If someone is very ill, for example if they have collapsed or can’t breathe, dial 999 for an ambulance.

Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments and 999 should only be used in a critical or life-threatening situation. A&E departments provide immediate emergency care for people with very serious or life-threatening illness.

At A&E the most seriously ill patients will be seen before those with less urgent care conditions. This means that some people have to wait for several hours or they may be signposted to their GP, pharmacist or another health care service that will be able to assist.