The service is for adults who are homeless or vulnerably housed and who may have a drug or alcohol problem and/or poor mental health. It can be difficult for an individual to register with a GP in the usual way without an address. Health E1 is a nurse-led service with GPs and other specialist nurses. Health E1 offers full, permanent registration with the practice and thus can provide continuity of care. Previously, homeless people came to rely on local A&E and Walk-In Services as they could not register with a GP.
The service tries to offer appointments when needed in comfortable surroundings with polite and friendly staff.
Get a routine appointment within 48 hours
Book an appointment at least two weeks in advance
Book a GP telephone consultation if that is more convenient.
The service also has a daily walk-in clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons. In addition they offer a wide range of other services including: Home Visits, Psychologist, Health Visitors, Family Planning, Blood Clinics and Blood Borne Virus Team, New Patient Health Checks, Substance Misuse Clinics, Mental Health Clinics and Alcohol Services.
Health E1 is located at:
9-11 Brick Lane
Phone: 020 7247 0090
Health E1 provides a much needed service in an area with a large number of hostels and day centres.