Walk-in centre

The walk-in centre, based at Barking Community Hospital, provides treatments for patients of all ages with a minor injury or minor illness.

Examples of conditions seen at the walk in centre include:

  • lacerations and wounds, including wound closure with sutures
  • joint and muscle injuries
  • gastro intestinal problems including indigestion, constipation, diarrhoea and vomiting
  • urinary problems, including urinary tract infections
  • skin complaints, covering a range of dermatological conditions
  • coughs, colds, respiratory infections, asthma and flu like symptoms
  • minor infections, including Cellulitis
  • emergency contraception
  • ear nose and throat conditions such as otitis media tonsillitis
  • minor procedures such as drainage of paranochia
  • ophthalmic conditions
  • review clinics for walk in centre patients that require one follow up from initial attendance

The walk-in centre has X-ray facilities. ‘Hot’ reporting on all X-rays is carried out within 24 hours of the patient’s attendance. However the walk-in centre does not provide X-rays for children aged five and under.

Patient information

Contact our service in Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest

Walk-in centre
Barking Community Hospital
Upney Lane
IG11 9LX

Tel: 0300 300 1720
Email: wic_111.expectectedpatients@nhs.net

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 7am - 10pm;
                         Weekends and bank holidays, 9am - 10pm; 
                         Closed Christmas day
X-ray opening times: Monday to Sunday, 9am - 10pm


Offers treatment to all self-presenting patients with minor injuries or minor illnesses.