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There are many ways you can access non-urgent healthcare across Cwm Taf Morgannwg without having to visit our Emergency Departments or make an appointment and visit your GP. 

If you need to access urgent healthcare that’s not an emergency or a life-threatening condition when your GP practice is not open, you can contact the NHS either online or by phoning 111.   

If it’s life-threatening or an emergency, call 999 or go to the Emergency Department  

Eye Care Wales

tests to make sure that your eyes are healthy. 

Specially trained eye care practitioners (optometrists and opticians) in most high streets throughout Wales can provide this free NHS service in your community 


Self-care is one of the most important things we can do to look after our health. Many illnesses and injuries can be treated at home, The NHS 111 Wales website offers healthcare advice and information on how to stay healthy.  

Pharmacy Common ailments

Pharmacies are readily available with no appointment needed, offering advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses such as coughs, colds, sore throats, aches and pains. 

NHS 111 Wales

If you or someone you care for is feeling unwell, then your first port of call should be to use our online Symptom Checkers. This will help you to choose what to do or who to see next if you experience common health problems like a rash, stomach pain, back pain, cough, headache, vomiting and diarrhoea, or if you are just feeling generally unwell. 

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