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Health Help Now (Croydon and Sutton)

Health Help Now aims to help people in Croydon and Sutton find the right service for their health needs. It provides advice and guidance and signposts to the relevant health and care services.

Health Help Now has been developed by South East Commissioning Support Unit with input from local GPs and other health professionals. It lists common symptoms and offers advice and suggestions for treatment.

By choosing the right service for your needs, you can avoid unnecessary trips to A&E.

If you require urgent treatment for symptoms which are not listed on Health Help Now, please ring NHS 111.

Area serviced:
Croydon and Sutton
How to apply:
Use the website or download the app
Sector:
Public

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