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 previous 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. Appointments cannot be made for unregistered patients unless it is for dressings at the weekend.
*Patients must book appointments for these services which cannot be accessed through walk-in service.
Registering with or changing GPs
We are currently not registering patients.