NHS Walk In Centres (WiCs) are usually managed by nurses and are available to everyone.  Patients do not need an appointment and most centres are open 365 days a year and outside office hours. 

Some NHS WiCs offer access to doctors as well as nurses. However, they are not designed for treating long-term conditions or immediately life-threatening problems. 


Some WiCs may not treat young children. The decision lies with the WiC and is based on the capacity, resource or skill levels available.

WiCs deal with minor illnesses and injuries, these include:

  • infections and rashes
  • blood pressure checks
  • fractures and lacerations
  • emergency contraception and advice
  • stomach aches
  • vomiting and diarrhoea
  • hay fever
  • insect and animal bites
  • stitches (sutures)
  • dressing care
  • minor cuts and bruises
  • minor burns and strains
  • stop smoking support 


Minor injury units and walk-in centres

*Gravesham Community Hospital: Bath Street, Gravesend, DA11 0DG. Phone: 01474 360816. Open 8am-8pm, every day of the year.

* Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital: Bell Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 4DT. Phone 01795 879100. Open 9am-9pm, every day of the year.

* Sheppey Community Hospital: Plover Road, ME12 3LT. Phone: 01795 879100. Open 9am-9pm, every day of the year.