Does RAF Croughton have an Emergency Room (ER)?
We do not have an ER. We are supported by host nation civilian facilities, as well as civilian ambulance services. The closest facilities are the Horton Hospital, located in Banbury, and the John Radcliffe located in Oxford.
If I call 911 or 999, will I get seen in the ER faster?
All patients that go to the emergency room are seen according to the severity of the illness or injury. It does not matter if they arrived by ambulance, or by their own personal vehicle.
Is it OK to call 911 or 999 to ask medical questions?
911/999 is not an advice line. Non-emergent calls can tie up emergency phone lines, which could delay answering true emergency calls.
What to do if you have an emergency and you are seen in an off-base ER:
For Active Duty, you must contact the Medical Clinic, at 01280 708737, the first duty day after being seen.
For family members, contact the Medical Clinic if you receive an invoice for services/prescriptions at 01280 708721, or if you require a follow-up appointment please call 01280 708737.
What to do if you have an emergency and you are admitted in an off-base hospital:
For all Active Duty and family members, you must contact the Medical Clinic immediately. Otherwise, patients could be responsible for payment of medical invoices.
During clinic hours: 01280 708737
After hours: 07718 512741
Horton General Hospital
Oxford Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 9AL
Main switchboard: 01295 275500
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS): 01295 229259
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU
Main switchboard: 01865 741166
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