Choose Well

Choose Well is an NHS Wales service that will help you decide if you need medical attention if you get sick. It explains what each NHS service does, and when it should be used.

Choosing Well means that you and your family will get the best treatment. It also allows busy NHS services to help the people who need them most.

NHS Direct Wales

NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day.

You can call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 if you are feeling ill and are unsure what to do, or for health information on a wide range of conditions, treatments and local health services.

Stop Smoking

Help Me Quit is the brand that covers all NHS stop smoking services in Wales. Help Me Quit was established in 2017 to make it easier for smokers to access NHS stop smoking support. The Welsh Government has committed to reducing the number of smokers in Wales to 16% by 2020. Despite progress, there are still over 490,000 adult smokers in Wales.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Organisation Phone Number
Out of Hours 01633 744285
NHS Direct 0845 46 47
Health Visitor 01495 226230
District Nurse (Pontllanfraith) 01495 229561
District Nurse (Bargoed) 01433 802772
Dental Helpline 01633 744387
Family Planning 01633 431709
Pontllanfraith Pharmacy 01495 229268

Useful Websites

Asthma UK

Diabetes UK

MacMillan Cancer Support

British Heart Foundation


Stroke Association