Pressures on A&E departments across the country are well documented so we're asking everyone to please think about whether you really need to visit the hospital.
Health Help Now is an online and (free) mobile app to help Lewisham residents find the most appropriate - and closest - treatment or health service provider, wherever they're located, no matter what time of day.
The app and website can help residents to find a late night pharmacy or the closest weekend walk-in centre for when they're feeling under the weather.
Health Help Now is available to all Lewisham and Greenwich residents free of charge on your smart phone or online http://www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net/.
The app will take residents on a guided tour to find the right treatment based on location, symptoms, age, and time of day. Not all illnesses require a visit to the hospital or A&E where there are often long waits and very ill people.
The app provides the reassurance that there is reliable and accurate guidance available to you and your family just one click away. Health Help Now offers quick and convenient advice for frequent and common symptoms such as cough and colds, emergency contraceptives, or child medication. Health Help Now also provides an extra level of privacy and security with password protection for your confidential health information.
To find out more go to the website: http://www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net/ or search on your smart phone app store for 'health help now'.