Children & Families

We can help you get connected

North Yorkshire Connect is an online resource that can help connect you with community groups and clubs, activities and things to do in your local area and support for people with special educational needs and disabilities. Find out more at

You can find immediate information below, and GPs, hospitals, dentists, opticians, pharmacies and other health services in North Yorkshire here.

Medical advice now

You can get quick answers to medical questions using the Medical advice now page from the NHS.

The page contains links to symptom checkers; self-help guides; common health questions; the NHS 111 initial assessment tool; useful phone numbers; and more.

NHS 111

NHS 111 is a service that makes it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. Call 111 if you:

  • need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency;
  • think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service;
  • don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call; or
  • need health information.

Find out more about the NHS 111 service.

Healthwatch North Yorkshire

Healthwatch North Yorkshire

provides a single point of contact for people in North Yorkshire to report their experiences, concerns or their compliments about health and social care.

Independent health complaints advocacy

For help with complaints about health in North Yorkshire, visit the help with NHS complaints in North Yorkshire website.