Leigh Walk-in-Centre – Wigan Borough

Description of Leigh Walk-in-Centre

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At Leigh Walk-In-Centre we offer fast and convenient treatment by experienced, specially trained nurses.

No appointment is needed. Based at Leigh Health Centre.

Leigh Walk-in-Centre comprises of experienced health professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide highly specialist advice, assessment and treatment to the Community.

Leigh Walk-in-Centre treat minor illnesses or injuries such as:

  • Sore throats or flu-like symptoms
  • Infections or rashes
  • Viral illnesses
  • Minor burns, cuts or wounds
  • Fractures, sprains and x-rays of upper/lower limbs
  • Eye problems
  • Minor head injuries
  • Emergency contraception.

Please note: we cannot treat dental problems.

30 minutes before closing patients will be assessed but may be referred to their GP, out-of-hours GP or hospital A&E department.


X-ray Department opening times

Weekdays: 8.30am – 8.00pm
Saturdays: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Please note: One hour before closing, if department full to capacity, you may be asked to return the following day for an x-ray.


Dressings clinic

A dressing clinic is available by appointment 8.30am to 8pm Monday to Friday and is also available on some weekends on an ad hoc basis.

Please contact 01942 483453, option 3 for more information.


Early morning Phlebotomy service – appointment only

This service is available from 7am – 9am Monday to Friday

This service is an ideal solution for patients who do not want to take time off work.

Patients will need a blood form from their GP.

We do not do hospital consultant bloods, G.T.T. bloods tests or children under 16 years of age.

This is an appointment service only.  Please contact 01942 483453, option 3 between 9am – 5pm for an appointment.


Contraception and Sexual health

This is a confidential drop in or appointment service available on:

Monday: 9am – 6pm
Tuesday: 9am – 6pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 6pm

Please contact 01942 483453, option 1 or 01942 483461.

Services include:

  • Contraceptive pill
  • Chlamydia screening (under 25s only)
  • Chlamydia treatment (by appointment) (under 25s only)
  • R U Clear screening and treatment (under 25s only)
  • Free condoms
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Hormonal contraception, pills, injection
  • Implanon fitting and removal (by appointment only)
  • Cytology/cervical smears (by appointment)
  • Emergency contraception
  • Condoms and C-card registration (under 19’s)
  • Early pregnancy advice and reassurance
  • Abortion advice and referral

Emergency contraception can be accessed seven days a week at the Walk-In-Centre. No appointment necessary.


24 hour blood pressure and cardiac monitoring service

This service is available seven days a week by appointment only at request of your GP.

Please contact 01942 483453, option 2 for more information.


Who can access the service?

Anyone, all ages.


How can people access the service?

You don’t need an appointment to attend the Walk-In-Centre. Open from 7am to 9pm, 365 days a year.


Where is the service offered?

Leigh Walk-in-Centre within Leigh Health Centre.


Contact details

Leigh Health Centre
(Leigh Infirmary)
The Avenue
Leigh
WN7 1HR

Telephone: 01942 483453


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