Local services

If it is hard for you to visit a doctor during normal working hours, ask for an early or late appointment.  Many GP practices are open longer than 9am - 5pm, and some are open on Saturdays.

To make it even easier for local people to get urgent, same day appointments with a family doctor three GP hubs have opened in the borough which provide urgent appointments between 6.30pm and 10pm on weekdays, and between 8am and 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Call 020 3770 1888 to book an appointment, or find out more here.

If you are not registered with a GP and need medical help,

  • you can call the NHS 111 service free of charge from any phone by dialling  "1 1 1"
  • your local pharmacist may be able to help
  • or you can visit one of our walk-in centres.  You do not need an appointment.

Walk-in centres

Loxford polyclinic is at 417 Ilford Lane, Ilford IG1 2SN; tel 020 8822 3800. It is open 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.

Barking Community Hospital Walk-in Centre, at Upney Lane, Barking IG11 9LX; tel:020 8924 6262. It is open 7am - 10pm weekdays; 9am-10pm weekends and bank holidays; closed 25 December.

Harold Wood polyclinic is at The Drive (off Gubbins Lane), Harold Wood, RM3 0AR; tel 01708 792000. It is open from 8am – 8pm every day of the year (including weekends and all public holidays).

Please note after 7 pm or earlier if it is busy, you may not be able to be seen. However where appropriate you will be triaged by a clinician and advised either to return the next day or you will be redirected to another health care provider. Towards the end of the day it is advisable to telephone to check our wait times and availability.

Please be aware that x-ray reports are processed off site and to insure that we are able to diagnose and treat injuries successfully by 8pm please telephone ahead to check the volume of patients already booked in.

For more information, see the Harold Wood polyclinic website.

South Hornchurch Walk-in service at South End Road, Rainham, RM13 7XJ, tel: 01708 576 000. It is open 10am-2pm and 3pm to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday.

Sexual health and relationship support services for young people in Redbridge

Whether you live, work or study in Redbridge, as a young person there are free and confidential sexual health and relationship services that are available to you.  Read more here

Page last updated 26 November 2019

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