If you need health advice and treatment over the holiday period, take a look at the options below to help you choose where to go should you or a member of your family become ill and need medical help.

Your GP practice Your GP is available from 8am to 6.30pm weekdays with same day appointments available if necessary. Ear, nose, throat and chest infections are common over winter. Your GP is there to help if these illnesses are persisting and you are getting concerned.

You need a GP but your surgery is closed When the surgery is closed, you can still see a local GP with the GP out-of-hours service – just contact your practice number to access the service. Personal care when it just can’t wait

Your local pharmacy Pharmacists offer free, friendly, confidential, expert advice and treatment for everyday health issues. They are open early till late, even on Christmas Day and Bank Holidays – you don’t need an appointment. See a list of holiday opening times for your nearest chemist:

Litherland Walk-in Centre No matter where you live in Sefton, simply walk-in and receive treatment 365 days of the year for minor illnesses and injuries that do not need a visit to accident and emergency. Litherland Town Hall Health Centre, Hatton Hill Rd, L21 9JN – Tel: 0151 475 4675 or 4667 Open every day 8am – 8pm, including Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Bank Holidays
NHS Direct Confidential telephone health advice 24 hours a day on 0845 46 47 Details of local health services Help if you are not sure which health service to use www.nhs.uk

Christmas Day – 25th December 2012
Ainsdale Hirshmans Chemist – 56-62 Station Rd, PR8 3HW Tel: 01704 577376 1pm – 3pm
Bootle Merton’s Chemist – 223 Stanley Road, L20 3DY Tel: 0151 922 5761 10am – 12pm
Formby Rowlands Pharmacy – 15 Chapel Lane, L37 4DL Tel: 01704 872009 12pm – 1pm
Maghull Boots The Chemist – 27 Westway , L31 2PQ Tel: 0151 520 1383 12pm – 2pm
Southport Boots The Chemist – 131-135 Cambridge Rd, Churchtown , PR9 9SD Tel: 01704 232464 11am – 1pm
Waterloo Lloyds Chemists – 59 Crosby Rd North L22 4QD Tel: 0151 928 3169 10am – 12pm

Boxing Day – 26th December 2012
Aintree ASDA Pharmacy – Ormskirk Road, L10 3JN Tel: 0151 520 4410 9am – 5pm
Boots The Chemist – Aintree Retail Park, Unit 5, Ormskirk Road, L9 5AN Tel: 0151 523 7349 7am – 6pm
Birkdale Rowlands Pharmacy – 35 Upper Aughton Road, PR8 5NA Tel: 01704 568401 1pm – 3pm
Bootle ASDA Pharmacy – 81 Strand Road, L20 4BB Tel: 0151 955 4120 9am – 5pm
Boots The Chemist – 138-139 New Strand, L20 4SX Tel: 0151 922 1006 10am – 4pm
Crosby Boots The Chemist – 24-26 Liverpool Rd, L23 5SF Tel: 0151 924 4338 10am – 2pm
Formby Rowlands Pharmacy – 15 Chapel Lane L37 4DL Tel: 01704 872009 12pm – 1pm
Southport ASDA Pharmacy – Central 12 Shopping Park, Derby Road PR9 0TY Tel: 01704 502250 9am – 5pm
Boots The Chemist – 31-39 Chapel Street, PR8 1AH Tel: 01704 533907 8.30am – 5.30pm
Boots The Chemist – Unit 3, Central 12, Derby Road, PR9 0TQ Tel: : 01704 536937 11am – 5pm

New Year’s Day – Tuesday 1st January
Aintree Asda – Ormskirk Rd, L10 3JN Tel: 0151 520 4410 10am – 4pm
Boots – Aintree Retail Park, Ormskirk Rd, L9 5AN Tel: 0151 523 7349 9am – 6pm
Bootle Asda – 81 Strand Rd, L20 4BB Tel: 0151 955 4120 10am – 4pm
Formby Ryders Chemist – 41 Old Town Lane, L37 3HJ Tel: 01704 872173 12pm – 1pm
Southport Asda – Central 12, Derby Rd, PR9 0TY Tel: 01704 502260 10am – 4pm
Boots – Central 12, Derby Rd, PR9 0TQ Tel: 01704 536937 11am – 5pm
Rowlands Pharmacy – 22 Liverpool Rd, PR8 4AY Tel: 01704 565650 1pm – 3pm
Sainsburys – St George’s Place, Lord St, PR9 0AF Tel: 01704 531046 10am – 5pm
Waterloo Higgins Pharmacy – 77 Crosby Rd North, L22 4QD Tel: 0151 920 6803 8.30am – 1pm

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