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Urgent Care Centres

​​​​​​If you or someone in your family ne​eds fast a​ccess to urgent care services, you can now be seen much closer to home; reducing the need for many patients to travel to A&E. 

  • Expert treatment with no appointment needed
  • Open 365 days-a-year from 7am until 10pm
  • Expert diagnostics including x-ray, ultrasound and pathology
  • Specialist staff to treat children

If you have one of the following minor injuries or minor ailments, you could be treated at the Urgent Care Centres:

  • Minor Cuts or Wounds
  • Sore Throat
  • Bites or Stings
  • Rashes and Allergic Reactions
  • Prescribed Medication
  • Minor Burns or Scalds
  • Coughs and Colds
  • Muscle or Joint Injuries
  • Earache
  • Eye Injuries and Infections
  • Emergency Contraception 

Click here to see the Urgent Care Centre poster


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Widnes Urgent Care Centre ​

Healthcare Resource Centre
Oaks Place
Caldwell Road

Tel: 0151 495 5000​


​Runcorn Urgent Care Centre​

Halton General Hospital
Hospital Way

​Tel: ​01928 753408

You can see the live waiting times for the Runcorn Urgent Care Centre by clicking here


No appointment is necessary at either site and the service is available every day of the year from 7am to 10pm in both Runco​rn and Widnes.

Within each centre there is a 
range of diagnostic facilities including an x-ray department with extended opening hours and short-term observation bays. We aim to initially assess more than 95% of our patients in less than 15 minutes. 

The centres are kite marked by North West Ambulance service​, which means that if you call an ambulance but your condition is not life threatening, you may be taken to the UCC for treatment rather than to a local Accident and Emergency department.

On arrival you will be initially assessed to prioritise the urgency of your care. You will be seen by a Doctor or Clinical Nurse Practitioner to complete your care.

As with all emergency departments, patients are seen in a priority manner. The more urgent the condition is, the faster you are seen.