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Better health starts with you

Help Us to Help You

Discover many ways to get the right care, in the right place, first time.

From pharmacists to minor injury units and mental health helplines to online consultations, there are many ways to access the NHS in Wales.

So it’s easier to get care, help and advice with new or existing conditions, even without leaving your home or workplace.

Getting help from the NHS

Your local health board
Your local health board
Get in touch with your local health board who run the NHS services in your area.
Find local NHS services
Find local NHS services
Find health services close to you such as dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, doctors and hospital services.
Online symptom checker
Online symptom checker
Not sure which service to use? Use the online symptom checker to point you in the right direction.

Self-care

Common Ailments Scheme
Common Ailments Scheme
Get a consultation and free treatment for 27 common conditions at local pharmacy.
Find your local pharmacy
Find your local pharmacy
Get free advice from your pharmacist about issues such as medication, vaccination and stopping smoking – often without needing an appointment.
First aid kit essentials
First aid kit essentials
Find out how a well stocked first aid kit at home can help you treat minor cuts, bumps and scrapes at home.

Keeping well while waiting for treatment

Healthy Weight Cymru
Healthy Weight Cymru
Join a community of health ambassadors sharing healthy recipes, tips and advice on managing your weight and health.
Living and feeling well
Living and feeling well
Get advice, tips and tools for keeping fit and healthy while you are waiting for treatment.
Sport Wales
Sport Wales
Find out more about getting involved in sport at all levels.

Taking care of your mental health

CALL: the mental health helpline for Wales
Get help from a confidential listening and emotional support line which is open 24/7.
SilverCloud
SilverCloud
Take a free online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) course to help with anxiety and depression.
Other mental health support
Other mental health support
Get support for your mental well-being. The resources are safe, free, and you don’t need a referral.