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Help getting to and from hospital

Getting help if you need it

⚠️ It's important to get medical help if you think you need it.

  • For help from a GP – use your GP surgery's website, use an online service or app, or call the surgery.
  • For urgent medical help – use the NHS 111 online service, or call 111 if you're unable to get help online.
  • For life-threatening emergencies – call 999 for an ambulance.

If you're advised to go to hospital, it's important to go.

Organising transport to hospital

In an emergency, call 999 and ask for an Ambulance. You will not need to pay to be taken to hospital in an emergency.

In non-emergency hospital visits, you'll normally be expected to make your own way to the hospital. If you can, make your own way or ask a family member or friend to take you.

Useful Contacts & Information

You may be able to claim for the cost of transport to hospital through the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS) if you're referred for specialist NHS treatment or tests. 

Last updated: 24/02/2023