Pharmacies are open across the area during weekends and Bank Holidays.
Click here to find your nearest pharmacy.
Pharmacies can help with a range of things including aches, hangovers, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication. Opening times for pharmacies can be found via the link below or you can dial 111.
111 option 2
There is a new First Response Service (FRS) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which gives those in mental health crisis the opportunity to get access to help quickly, by calling NHS 111 and selecting option 2.
The new service allows patients or carers to speak to specially trained mental health staff who can provide advice, support, and signposting to other services. The service is available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Minor Illness Units and Urgent Treatment Centres
Minor Injury Units (MIUs) and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) offer treatment and advice on illnesses and injuries that need attention urgently but are not critical or life threatening.
If you think you need urgent medical support please think 111 first; 111 can access your symptoms and if appropriate can book you in to be seen quickly and safely.
This could be with a GP, at the UTC or MIU or even A&E.
Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)
Peterborough City Hospital,
Edith Cavell Campus,
8am-8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year
Tel: 01733 678000
No appointment required. Patients are seen by highly skilled nurse practitioners and GPs with X-Ray services available.
Minor Injury Units
The Minor Injury Unit (MIU) in Ely, is on hand to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, cuts, bites and stings.
X-Ray services are available at Ely MIU Monday to Friday within certain times (see below).
Ely Minor Injury Unit
Princess of Wales Hospital,
Tel: 01353 656675
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm (x-ray 9am – 5pm)
Saturday – Sunday: 8.30am-6.00pm (x-ray 1pm – 5pm)
Wisbech Minor Injury Unit
North Cambridgeshire Hospital,
Monday to Friday 8.30am until 6pm (x-ray services 9am until 5pm)
Dental emergency and out-of-hours care
If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some practices offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary.
If your usual dentist is unable to provide an emergency appointment you can find more information here.
You can also call NHS 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.