Welcome to West Lancashire Health Centre (Ormskirk Walk-in Centre)
West Lancashire Health Centre at Ormskirk Hospital is open every day of the year including public holidays, for people needing urgent help with minor illnesses or injuries. No appointment necessary. We can help with:
- Sore throats
- Ear problems
- Coughs and colds
- Chest infections
- Cystitis and urinary infections
- Skin rashes
- DVT (blood clot in the leg – certain exclusion criteria apply)
- Skin infections
- Simple fractures / sprains
- Insect and animal bites
- Minor burns & scalds
- Minor cuts and wounds
- Emergency contraception
- The centre cannot provide routine GP services such as chronic disease management e.g. diabetes, blood pressure monitoring etc or routine referrals to consultant.
We do not offer telephone consultations.
We welcome children with minor ailments. However, patients under the age of 16 with minor injuries should attend children’s A&E at Ormskirk hospital in the same building.
For a comprehensive guide to the services we oversee in West Lancashire visit www.westlancscommunityhealth.nhs.uk
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Out of hours care
If you need urgent medical care when the centre is closed, you should telephone NHS 111
- Symptoms will be assessed over the telephone
- You will be given appropriate advice and treatment
- If you need to see a doctor you will be given an appointment at a local clinic and/or
- Home visits may be offered
NHS 111 operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s free from a landline and a mobile.
Accident and Emergency / 999
If anyone experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to the nearest Accident and Emergency department or call 999. Accident and Emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We record all the information about you confidentially on our clinical system. Click here to get more information about how we use health records.
Non-English speakers and other formats
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Our commitment to you
Virgin Care takes your dignity and privacy very seriously and we will at all times respect your confidentiality. Please treat our staff with respect so we can provide you with the very best care we can. Click here to find out more about your rights and responsibilities.
Your opinion really matters to us
Please let us know if you have a comment, a compliment or a complaint by filling out one of our feedback forms or telling a member of the team. Alternatively, if you would like to make an official complaint you can find out more from our How to make a complaint section.