If you have coronavirus symptoms and need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.
Do you need the emergency department?
The emergency department (A&E) can be a busy place. If you have a minor injury or condition which you feel needs medical attention, but is not an emergency, it may be quicker to be seen at a minor injury unit (MIU).
If you’re not sure which service is best for you please call NHS 111.
Find out the latest waiting times for MIUs and emergency departments in Cornwall and Devon:
NHSquicker – the app which helps you spend less time waiting for treatment for a minor injury or illness
NHSquicker is a free app which provides live waiting and travel times for NHS services providing urgent care across Devon and Cornwall. NHSquicker provides information about the healthcare services available to you based on your location, helping you to choose the right service and spend less time waiting.
The combined travel and waiting times estimate how long it will take you to be seen by each service. Our emergency departments are busy, and often for a minor injury, you could be seen quicker elsewhere.
Please remember to always ring 999 in a life-threatening emergency.
You can also use the app to find information about minor injuries units, emergency departments, pharmacies, dentists, opticians, sexual health and GP surgeries.
If you are not sure where to go, you can dial 111 and they will direct you to the most appropriate place for your needs.
The information feed is provided by Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT), Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT), Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E), South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (TSDFT) and Claremont Medical Practice.