Please see below for information on the range of local NHS services available across East Sussex.
Please note that on 1 April 2011, community services transferred to East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. For information on these services, you should visit the East Sussex Healthcare website.
You can find information on healthcare outside the UK by visiting our Patient Advice and Liaison Service web pages.
Key advice and information
The latest information on services in your area, such as your local pharmacy, GP surgery or dentist, can be found using NHS Choices.
Minor ailments such as upset stomachs, headaches, sore throats and coughs can all be treated at home with a well stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest.
It is important to remember that you can also get expert advice from your local pharmacy.
You can go online to www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk or call NHS Direct on tel 0845 4647.
NHS Direct is open 24 hours a day and can give you help and advice, as well as opening times for all out-of-hours NHS services and local pharmacies.
Your GP practice
Your local GP surgery is the place to go for general medical advice, examinations and prescriptions for illnesses you just cannot shake off.
There are NHS Walk-in Centres at Eastbourne Train Station and Station Plaza Health Centre in the centre of Hastings.
Minor Injuries Units
The Minor Injuries Units at Lewes, Uckfield and Crowborough Hospitals will also be open from 8am to 8pm, every day.
The units can treat minor injuries, such as cuts which cannot be treated at home.
Urgent dental treatment
If you need urgent dental treatment out-of-hours, there are Emergency Dental Clinics in Lewes, Hailsham and Hastings.
Sexual Health Services
Sexual health services are available in both Eastbourne and Hastings, with clinics held in other locations across the county. Details can be found on the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust website.
Call 999 for emergencies such as loss of consciousness, bad chest pain, serious accidents or loss of a lot of blood.
If you or someone else suddenly gets very ill or has a serious accident you can go to your nearest Accident & Emergency Department in:
Patient Decision Aids
Decision Aids are designed to help people make decisions about difficult healthcare choices.
They have good quality information about all the options and the health problem, and questions to help you think about what is important to you.
Click here for more information.