Health services at Eccles Gateway

Eccles Gateway is not a walk in centre, most of the health service clinics held here are by appointment only. Patients are referred to these services from a variety of sources including doctors and other health professionals.

Closure of the Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals (DCPs)

There will no longer be a dental service available from the Greater Manchester School for DCPs at Eccles Gateway Dental Department.

Appointments are no longer available as the students are finalising treatment for patients that need care before the school closes.

As of 31 March 2021 the school will close. Therefore you will need to find another dental service suitable for your needs.

There are a number of ways you may be able to find a dentist:

In the meantime, If you require emergency Dental treatment you can access the Greater Manchester Urgent Dental care service on 0333 332 3800.

The staff of the Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals would like to thank all patients for their support during our time at the Eccles Gateway Dental Department.

The community dental service is still available, further details below. 


Audiology is not a drop in or self referral service. New patients are accepted following a referral from a general practitioner and existing hearing aid users are seen by appointment only. The contact details for appointments and general audiology enquiries are:

Please be aware that the phone lines are very busy - Audiology apologise for the wait, however keep trying. Alternatively you can email Audiology directly and they will answer your queries. 

Hearing aid batteries can be collected from the ground floor reception. Please bring your brown hearing aid record book with you.

The following services can be attended on a drop in basis or by self referral:

Community dental service

The community dental service provides specialised dental services to people living in Salford with complex needs who are unable to use general dental services. Patients may be referred to the service from a variety of sources including other dentists, doctors, other health and social care professionals and support workers.

The contact telephone number for Eccles Gateway Community Dental Service is 0161 206 1699.

Student placements within the service provide extensive opportunities of dental experience for dental students and dental nurses who can carry out routine dental work such as examinations, fillings and extractions but do not provide complex treatments.

You will need to already have a GP and come into the centre and register to find out if you are eligible for treatment by students. If your dental needs are not suitable for student treatment you will need to find a local NHS dentist.

The community dental service does not provide emergency dental treatment.

Health visitor baby clinic

The drop in baby clinic is held every Thursday from 9am to 11.30am. Please book in at the ground floor reception on arrival.


The emergency podiatry clinic is held every Monday and Thursday from 1.30pm to 3pm for patients who have painful foot problems and are unable to wait for a routine appointment. If you feel you need to attend the emergency clinic please ring 0161 206 3827 before 11am on the day you wish to attend. This clinic can be busy and you may have to wait. Please report to the ground floor reception on arrival.

The weekly foot care clinic costs £20 per session and is held on a Tuesday afternoon. It can be attended by patients who have been discharged and longer meet NHS criteria for free treatment. Please ring 0161 206 3827 to make an appointment.

Salford Specialist Stop Smoking Service

The stop smoking advisors run a friendly drop in service every Monday evening from 4pm to 6pm. Alternatively you can book a one to one session at a time and place to suit you by calling 0800 952 1000.

Sexual health clinic

The contraception and sexual health clinic is held every Thursday from 6pm to 8.30pm. The clinic provides contraception, emergency contraception, free condoms, pregnancy testing, sexual health advice and screening. For more information or to book an appointment telephone 0161 206 1099.

If you need to contact one of the clinics or health services at the gateway please see the Salford Royal website.

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