Local Health Services

Please see a list of all of our local services and their up-to-date contact information

Bereavement support

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people. They offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

For help and support and for details of your local Cruse service: www.cruse.org.uk

National helpline 0808 808 1677

(Mondays and Fridays 0930-1700, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 0930-2000)

Email – helpline@cruse.org.uk

For children and young people www.hopeagain.org.uk

Children Immunisation Team

If your child has missed a vaccine contact the children immunisation team on 03000032554 or 01423557693

Contraception and Sexual Health

Central Office/Appointments Booking Line number is 0191 3728700 they are open Monday to Friday 9.00am until 5.00pm

For more information in regards to Clinics please click Here

County Durham North Sexual Health Hub (GUM) University Hospital of North Durham 0191 333 2660

Drug & Alcohol Services

County Durham Drug and Alcohol Services aim to offer ways for local people with drug and alcohol problems to become free from their dependence. For more information visit their website here

Contact them on 03000 266 666.

Or Via Email at DurhamContact@humankindcharity.org.uk

Or Alternatively You can walk in to any of their recovery centres around the county.


If you have recently found out your pregnant and have not been referred to the Community Midwives Call 01207285533.

Patient Transport

In order to arrange Assistance with attending your hospital appointments contact the Patient Transport Service on 01912648870

Podiatry Services

You Can contact the Podiatry Services via 01914107205

Smoking Cessation

If you live or work in County Durham, Smokefreelife can offer you an individual quit programme for up to 12 weeks. For more information visit their Website here

Call Them on 0800 772 0565
Or text ‘DURHAM‘ to 62277

Social Care Direct

Social Care Direct can assist you to find information and advice to help you live as independently as you can. If your needs are urgent you should telephone Social Care Direct immediately on: 03000 267 979.

Talking Changes

Talking changes is a self-help, counselling and talking therapies service designed to help anyone living in the County Durham and Darlington area to deal with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression, as well as panic phobias obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder.

for more information click here

or Alternatively Please telephone:

Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5pm
0191 333 3300

Your call will be treated in confidence and a member of staff will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

Termination Clinics

If you are unsure of your decision, there is a counselling service with a trained nurse counsellor, Trudy Oliver. To book an appointment with Trudy please phone Bishop Auckland 01388 455110 between 8am – 5pm Monday – Thursday. To book an appointment for a termination of pregnancy please phone 01388 455333 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm