In an Emergency


If you have a medical emergency and require
an ambulance call 999 from any phone.


Accident and Emergency Departments

Emergency Departments are located at the following hospitals:

  • Royal Victoria Hospital [map]
    ED Reception (adults): 028 9063 2250
  • Children’s Hospital (Royal site)[map]
    ED Reception (children): 028 9063 2251
  • Mater Hospital  [map]
    Contact ED through the main switchboard: 028 9074 1211


GP Out of Hours Service

If you need GP assistance outside of surgery hours, you can call the GP Out of Hours Service

Regional Emergency Social Work Service

If you need Social work assistance outside of office hours

  • 028 9504 9999


Child Protection Services

If you are concerned about the safety or welbeing of a child call Gateway to Children’s Social Work Service:

  • During Office Hours
    028 9050 7000
  • Out of hours, weekends and public holidays
    028 9504 9999
  • Read more Gateway


Mental Health Emergencies

If you have an urgent concern about the mental health of yourself or someone you know, please contact:

  • During Office Hours Monday to Friday: 
    Your own GP
  • Out of hours, evenings, weekend and public holidays:
    GP Out of Hours Service:

South & East Belfast, Sebdoc:  02890796220
North & West Belfast, Beldoc:  02890744447 

Emergency Dental Clinic Update

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Emergency Dental Clinic has relocated. All patients with urgent or emergency conditions should contact their local dentist  by phone Monday – Sunday.

There are NO facilities for walk-in assessment or treatment.

The dentist will assess your condition over the phone and manage appropriately.

The Relief of Dental Pain Walk-in Clinic in the Belfast City Hospital is CLOSED.

All patients (registered or un-registered with a dentist) can contact their local dentist during this pandemic.