Urgent Treatment

What is an urgent treatment centre?

An urgent treatment centre is an alternative to A&E, treating both children and adults (except those under the age of two or those over the age of 65 who have a head injury or anyone with a pregnancy related health condition). The centre provides treatment for minor injuries and illnesses that are urgent but not life or limb threatening. If you need medical help but you know it’s not an emergency then the urgent treatment centre might be the best place for you.

For example:

  • Cuts and grazes
  • Sprains and strains
  • Simple broken bones (if your bone is sticking out or there’s a serious wound then this should be seen at A&E)
  • Wound and wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Insect and animal bites
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Minor back injuries
  • Emergency contraception
  • Skin infections/rashes/allergic reactions
  • Urine infections
  • Raised temperature/fever

More information on services the NHS provides if you need urgent or emergency medical help can be found on the NHS website

Urgent treatment centres in West Yorkshire


Dewsbury Walk-in Centre

The Locala Walk in Centre is a nurse led service with a dedicated team of experienced health professionals. It provides assessment, advice and treatment of minor illnesses and a selection of minor injuries.

Dewsbury Walk in Centre – open for face to face appointments Monday to Friday 09:00-20:00. The last patient booking is at 19:30.

During weekends and bank holidays they are open 10:00-18:00, with the last booking at 17:30 (please note, on occasion these hours may be extended based on patient demand, please contact 111 for the most up to date advice).

Please book in at Dewsbury & District Hospital Emergency Department and ask for the Locala Walk in Centre. For more information visit the  Walk-in centre website.


For urgent, non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries:

King Street Walk In Centre, 47 King Street , Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2SN is open between 10am and 10pm. Ring the service on 01924 882350 to speak to a clinician.

Pontefract Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), Friarwood Lane , Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1PL is open 24 hours. To book an appointment, please ring NHS 111.


Urgent Treatment Centres in Leeds

There are currently two Urgent Treatment Centres in Leeds:

  • St George’s Urgent Treatment Centre, St George’s Centre, St George’s Road, Middleton, LS10 4UZY. You can call the centre on 0330 311 5106 or just walk in.
  • Wharfedale Urgent Treatment Centre, Wharfedale Hospital, Newall Carr Road, Otley, LS21 2LY. You can call the centre on 0113 392 1647 or just
    walk in. 

An Urgent Treatment Centre is for anyone who needs to see a doctor or nurse urgently but is not in a life-threatening condition and is open everyday from 8am -11pm (including bank holidays, including Christmas Day).

Please note we do not treat people aged under two years old or those aged over 65 who have a head injury. In addition, we do not treat people with pregnancy related health conditions.

For more information on the UTCs in Leeds, visit the Leeds Health and Care Partnership website.