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Emergency helplines

  • Doctors on Call
    (part of an out of hours service provided by Harmoni)
    Out of hours service for the Adur Arun and Worthing area
    Monday to Friday (6.30 pm – 8.00 am)
    Weekends and bank holidays – 24 hour
    0300 130 1313

  • Minor Injuries Unit
    For minor injuries or accidents (cuts; eye injuries) no x-ray facilities
    Fitzalan Medical Centre
    Fitzalan Road
    Monday to Friday (9.00 am – 5.00 pm)
    01903 735200 (switchboard)

  • Accident and Emergency Department
    Worthing Hospital
    Lyndhurst Road
    01903 205111 (switchboard)

    St Richard’s Hospital
    Spitalfield Lane
    01243 788122 (switchboard)

  • Emergency Dental Service
    Emergency dental treatment for unregistered NHS patients – by appointment only. Patients registered with an NHS Dentist should contact their own dentist.
    Monday to Friday (5.30 pm – 10.00 pm)
    Saturday; Sunday and Bank Holidays (8.30 am – 1.00 pm)
    01903 230364
    Outside these times at weekends on-call dentists can be contacted on 07623 432034

  • NHS Direct (www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk)
    NHS Direct operates a 24-hour nurse advice and health information service providing confidential information on health conditions; local health services; what to do if you or your family are feeling ill and support organisations.
    0845 4647

Emergency crisis lines

  • West Sussex Mental Healthline
    A 24-hour service providing support and information to anyone in West Sussex experiencing mental health problems including stress; anxiety and depression.
    0845 3002727

  • Samaritans
    A confidential 24 hour service providing emotional support to people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair; including those which may lead to suicide.
    08457 909090
    Email: jo@samaritans.org.uk 

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline
    24-hour helpline for children and young people concerned about a child or young person at risk of abuse
    Freephone: 0800 800500

  • Refuge 24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline
    Crisis line providing counseling; support and advice for women and children escaping domestic violence
    0870 5995443

  • The Rape and Abuse Line
    For anyone who has been affected by rape or abuse. Calls answered by women: 0808 8000123
    Calls answered by men: 0808 8000122