GP Services – NHS

About GP services, including how to find and register with a local GP and how to book an appointment.

To find a GP, click HERE and enter your postcode.

Find out how to register with a GP HERE.

If you have problems registering with a GP surgery, call the NHS England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 311 22 33, or contact the Doctors of the World advice line.

Dentist Services – NHS

About NHS dental services, how to find an NHS dentist and how much treatment costs.

To find a dentist, click HERE and enter your postcode.

Migrant Health

Information about NHS services, and resources to support migrant Londoners to access healthcare.

Doctors of the World

Doctors of the World provide medical care, information and practical support.

Find health information translated into different languages HERE.

Stop Smoking Service (SSS)

If you want to stop smoking, this service is available to anyone who lives, works, studies, has caring responsibilities for a Waltham Forest resident or who is registered with a Waltham Forest GP.

One-to-one support (currently via phone/video) from a specialist stop smoking provider. 

Phone: 0333 005 009

Fill in an online form. Click HERE.

Text QUIT to 60777

For general information from the NHS, click HERE.

Drug and Alcohol Service – Waltham Forest

Change, Grow, Live (CGL) is a free, safe and confidential drug and alcohol service for anyone of any age and background, who lives in Waltham Forest. They offer a range of support and treatment, including one to one counselling, detox, harm reduction, family support and medicine-assisted treatment. There is no waiting list.

If you are an adult and you need help:

Complete the online form. Click HERE.

Phone: 0203 826 9600 


Advice for young people under 21:

Chat to someone for confidential advice online. Click HERE.

Phone: 0203 404 1098



A directory of Waltham Forest and national support services.

Better Health (NHS)

Tools and apps with advice on how to lose weight, quit smoking and get active.

If you want to lose weight, click HERE.

If you want to quit smoking, click HERE.

If you want to get active and get fit, click HERE.

Watch a video HERE.

Live Well (NHS)

Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing.

Diabetes Prevention Programme – Healthier You NHS

Support to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes through healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle changes. 

Check if you are at risk of type 2 diabetes. Click HERE.

Register for the Diabetes Prevention programme. Click HERE to fill in an online form.

All East – Sexual Health Services

There are two satellite clinics in Waltham Forest to access contraception and STI testing. Walk in services are currently suspended due to coronavirus but telephone appointments are available.

Book a phone appointment HERE.

SHINE offer sexual health clinic sessions for young people aged 21 and under.

HENRY (Healthy Child)

HENRY supports families with children aged 0-5 to provide the best and healthiest start in life for their children. Family services include:

  • Infant feeding – breast feeding, bottle or mixed
  • Healthy eating
  • Oral health – teeth and dentists
  • Speech & language

Find more information about HENRY in Waltham Forest HERE.

Phone: 0208 496 5223


Physical Activity

GoodGym- Waltham Forest

GoodGym offers opportunities to keep fit and help out in your community. Members combine a weekly run with physical tasks such as gardening, painting, cleaning and helping isolated people aged 60+. All sessions are free to attend and open to runners of all abilities.

Phone: 0203 432 3920


Our Parks Waltham Forest (Adults and young people)

Our Parks offer various activities every day for free in Waltham Forest, such as Dance Fit, Pilates, Social Sport, Yoga and more. Classes are for all ages and abilities (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).

Choose your local park and book exercise classes HERE.

Enjoy Waltham Forest – Adults and Young People

The service run various walks, cycling, football events and other free physical activities for families and individuals and for all age groups throughout the year.

If you are interested in cycling or walking, click HERE.

Better Gym – Walthamstow Stadium

Gym and fitness classes.

Address:  The Tote Building (Part), Walthamstow Stadium, Chingford Road, Walthamstow E4 8SJ

Chingford Leisure Centre (Better)

Swimming pool and swimming lessons.

Address:  Unit 4 Larkswood Leisure Park, New Road, Chingford, London E4 9EY

Leyton Leisure Centre (Better)

Gym, swimming pools and water play for children.

Address:  763, High Road, Leyton, London E10 5AB

Leytonstone Leisure Centre (Better)

Gym, fitness classes, badminton, swimming pools and swimming lessons.

Address:  Cathall Road, Leytonstone, London E11 4LA

Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre

Gym, fitness classes, swimming pools, swimming lessons, spa, trampoline park, soft play, clip and climb, and athletics track.

Address:  170 Chingford Road, Walthamstow, London E17 5AA

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