Urgent treatment centres

What are urgent treatment centres?

Urgent treatment centres (UTCs) are an alternative to A&E. They are centres which treat minor injuries and illness requiring urgent treatment that cannot be seen by your registered GP.

Where’s my nearest UTC?

For most people in Kensington and Chelsea and Queen’s Park and Paddington, the closest urgent treatment centre is based at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. It is staffed by experienced GPs and nurses, healthcare assistants and other healthcare practitioners.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Urgent Treatment Centre
369 Fulham Road
SW10 9NH

Tel: 020 3315 8080

Opening hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There are also UTCs at:

St Mary's Hospital 
Praed Street
W2 1NY

Tel: 020 3312 5758

Opening hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Charing Cross Hospital 
Fulham Palace Road
W6 8RF

Tel: 020 8846 1005

Opening hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

What conditions do they treat?

The centre treats minor injuries and illnesses that require urgent treatment including:

  • minor illnesses
  • cuts and grazes
  • minor scalds and burns
  • strains and sprains
  • bites and stings
  • minor head injuries
  • ear and throat infections
  • minor skin infections / rashes
  • minor eye conditions / infections
  • stomach pains
  • suspected fractures

On arrival at the urgent treatment centre you will be assessed and treated in order of the priority of your condition.

If you are seriously ill, you will be referred to the emergency department which is located next to the urgent treatment centre.