Gower Street Practice

20 Gower Street London WC1E 6DP


Urgent Services

When we open and your problem is not immediately life threatening you can call the practice and ask to speak to the duty doctor. When we are shut then please call 111 for advice. Here are some other services that might be useful.

Accident & Emergency Service – University College Hospital

Emergency Ambulance Is it a genuine emergency? If so, call 999 and don’t panic. Always call 999 if someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk. There will be a quick response and do not hang up.

Hospital For Tropical Diseases -an urgent walk-in service is available for people who are unwell with fever of diarrhoea with blood after returning from tropical countries. Otherwise if it is not urgent then arrange to see your GP who can refer you.

Kentish Town Urgent Dental Service – usually you should call your regular dentist in the first instance.  Otherwise you can call the Kentish Town Urgent Dental Service which is open daily Monday to Friday. At other times you can call 020 3594 0938 for an assessment and will be offered an appointment as near to you as possible, either the same day or the following day. The telephone lines will be open Monday to Friday 18:00 to 21:00 hours and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 09:00 hours to 14:00 hours.

Moorfield’s Eye Hospital – 24/7 walk-in service for urgent, sight-threatening problems and emergency eye treatment – no appointment necessary

NHS 111 – we do have a daily walk-in service between 10-11 each morning for quick and urgent problems.  You can also call to speak to the duty doctor at any time while we are open. You can also call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

Soho Square Walk-in Service – daily free walk-in service for minor problems – you will need to  see a GP if you need a referral to see a hospital specialist.

Western Eye Hospital – 24/7 eye accident and emergency service.