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Walk-in patients

Patients do not have to be registered to see a GP or nurse at Reading Walk-in Health Centre. We can help people with busy lifestyles that need access to flexible and convenient health services and may have difficulty accessing a convenient appointment at their registered practice. However, we have to occasionally cut off the walk-in list in the evenings if we have reached full capacity.

No appointment is necessary.

The service is delivered by nurse practitioners and emergency care practitioners with GP support. You will only see a GP if there is a clinical need.

We can also help patients who may not be registered with a GP practice who might normally attend Accident and Emergency (A&E) for treatment which could be provided by a GP or nurse.

It is generally quietest in the mornings 8am-11am, during these times you are likely to have less of a wait.

The following services are available to patients who are not registered at the Centre but would like to see a GP or nurse:

  • Alcohol and drug advice
  • Contraceptive services (must supply proof of recent use)
  • Health checks for people with learning difficulties*
  • Immunisations and vaccinations* (only for looked after children)
  • IUCD – fitting* (if referred by your registered GP)
  • Minor injuries and minor illnesses

*require pre-booked appointments.

*Patients must book appointments for these services which cannot be accessed through walk-in service.

Registering with or changing GPs

We are currently accepting patients onto our registered list. Please ask reception for more information.

Registered patients at Reading Walk-in Health Centre must be resident within the boundaries of Reading Borough Council and should live closest to the centre than any other GP practice.

Please inform us if you change your address, name or contact number as not updating us could lead to de-registration. 

List of our services.

Named GP

All patients are assigned one named GP who is accountable for their care. For more information or to find your named GP, please contact reception.