Homestead Medical Centre

01924 384 498

Who should I see?

We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.

Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a practice nurse might be appropriate. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.

Our receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see.

Self care

If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.

Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.

Your pharmacist can help too

Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints.

Don’t wait for a GP appointment for coughs, colds, aches and pains. Just give your local pharmacy a call or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.

Your pharmacists can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or nurse.

Click here for more information about how pharmacies can help you.

Wakefield Walk In Centre

If you would like advice, you can contact the surgery, NHS 111 or visit the Wakefield NHS Walk-In Centre which is located on King Street in Wakefield.  The Walk in Centre is open every day from 10.00am to 10.00pm.

Main services are:

  • Blood pressure checks
  • Contraceptive advice
  • Coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms
  • Information on staying healthy and health promotion
  • Minor cuts and wounds – dressings and care
  • Muscle and joint injuries – strains and sprains
  • Skin complaints – rashes, sunburn and head lice
  • Stomach ache, indigestion, constipation, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Women’s health problems, thrush and menstrual advice

NHS 111

111 is the free NHS non-emergency number.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

Click here for more information about how NHS 111 can help you.

A&E

A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”

If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.

Our nearest Accident & Emergency Department is at:  Pinderfields General Hospital, Aberford Road,Wakefield,WF1 4DG.  Tel: 0844 8118 110