Your health and care

This page includes useful links to help you find information and support to take control of your health and wellbeing and find essential services.

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Where to get health information and advice

It can be difficult to know where to go for information on staying well, managing your health condition and getting help and support from the NHS, the council or other services. The information we provide here should help you get started.

Health conditions A-Z

For information about different health conditions, symptoms and treatments and also for information on checks, tests and screenings available to you. Visit NHS Health A-Z.

Find an NHS service near you

This section of the NHS website includes GPs, dentists, opticians, maternity, emergency services and more. Find an NHS service near you.

NHS Healthy Living Advice

For advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing and lifestyle, including managing your weight, eating well, help with stress, anxiety and depression, and exercise. Visit NHS Healthy Living.

How to get medical help

It’s important to get the right medical help if you think you need it.

For help from a GP

Use your GP surgery’s website, use an online service or app, or call the surgery. Your GP provides a range of services by appointment and will be able to assess your immediate needs as well as refer you into a specialist service if necessary. They also know your medical history so are best placed to manage your healthcare. GP appointments are available from 8am to 8pm every day in Lambeth. If you need an urgent appointment when your practice is closed, you may be offered one at a GP Hub nearby.

It’s free to register with a GP and you do not need to provide a proof of address. Find a GP near you.

For access to NHS services from your mobile phone

The NHS App lets you book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access a range of other healthcare services. Find out more and download the NHS App.

For urgent medical help

If you need help now and you’re not sure what to do, go to 111.nhs.uk.

If you’re unable to get help online or if it’s about a child under 5, call 111 (for free from a UK landline or mobile).

For emergencies

Always call 999 if you feel that your own or someone else’s life is at risk. Find your nearest A&E

For mental health support if you’re over 18 

If you’re worried about your mental health and need more support than your GP can provide; if you want to access talking therapy or self-help; or if you need help in a crisis, Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance has information on where to go. Find out more about mental health support in Lambeth

Care and support from Lambeth Council

Support for adults

Access care and support services for adults and carers, and find information on getting out and about with a disability. Lambeth Adult Social Care.

Support for children, young people and families

Find out about services and support for children, young people and families, including childcare, support for children with special education needs and early help services. Lambeth information for children, young people and families.

You can also see an A-Z of Lambeth Council Services here.

Wellbeing support from local charities and organisations

Lambeth’s MYcommunity directory lists services that offer practical help at home, advice on benefits or social activities and help with health and wellbeing. The Directory also has a simple eligibility checker for adult social care. This helps work out if you may be entitled to help from adult social care and points you to services that can help in case you are not.

Search for support in Lambeth at MYcommunity.