Emergency: Dial 999
NHS 111: If you need medical help fast but it is not a medical emergency you can dial 111 for advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
NHS Direct: 0845 46 47 or visit www.nhs.uk
A&E: Watford General Hospital, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0HB
A&E: Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, SG1 4AB
Urgent Care Centre
Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4AD
This urgent care centre is open 24/7 and treats injuries or illnesses that are not life threatening, for example, sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head injuries, bites and stings.
Minor Injuries Unit
St Albans City Hospital, Waverley Road, St Albans, AL3 5PN
This minor injuries unit can only see adults and children aged over four years old. Open 9am - 8pm every day (please note X-rays are only available 9am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday). At the minor injuries unit a nurse can diagnose and treat bites and stings, cuts and grazes, minor burns, minor eye injuries, minor head injuries, removal of foreign bodies from the ears or nose, removal of splinters, sprains and strains, suspected broken bones (however X-rays are only available 9am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday). There are no doctors at the minor injuries unit.
Several pharmacies offer extended opening hours.
For more details about NHS services in Hertfordshire visit the NHS Hertfordshire 'Where Do I Go?' website.
National Childbirth Trust: 0300 330 0700
Twins and Multiple Births Association: 0800 138 0509
Tommy's: 0800 0147 800
Hertfordshire Postnatal Illness: Charlotte 01727 826627 or Petra 01727 823466
La Leche League: 0845 120 2918