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Accessing health services

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Information for young adults looking for more support with accessing health services.
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General practitioners (GPs) have a broad knowledge in and treat all common physical and mental health conditions. They also refer people to hospitals as well as other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment if needed. Find out more below:

How to register with a GP surgery

GP appointments and bookings – find out more

Meet your NHS App




Dentists not only solve dental problems, but also prevent them. When it comes to your oral health, it is important you are proactive and seeing your dentist regularly so that they can catch any issues early, before they become a problem. Potential problems they can spot include the start of gum disease and tooth decay. Find out more below:

How to find an NHS dentist




An eye exam helps detect eye problems at an early stage, when they’re easiest to treat. Going to regular eye exams means your optician will be able to help you correct or adapt to changes in your vision, and give you tips on looking after your eyes. An eye exam might also give clues to your overall health. Find out more below:

Visiting an optician




NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. You can either call 111 on your phone, or use the online service. You can ask for a translator if you need one. Find out more below:

Get medical help online at NHS 111




An A&E department (also known as an emergency department or casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies. Find out more below:

When to go to A&E



First Response

Bradford First Response crisis service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven. It is a phone line for people who are having a mental health crisis. Normally, conditions are managed well using medication and/or therapy, but if your first experience of mental ill health is a crisis, or if you have an existing problem, we want you to feel reassured that trained professionals are just a phone call away. Find out more below:

First Response crisis service

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