Residents staged a lively protest demanding that NHS bosses keep a popular medical facility off a closure list.
More than 200 placard-waving locals gathered outside Erdington’s NHS Walk-in Centre on Saturday demanding it is kept open.
The centre is one of seven in Birmingham and Solihull which is facing the threat of possible closure.
More than 1,000 people use it every month and 4,000 people have already signed a petition to save it.
Keith Heron, Chair of Patient and User Group, said: “People are angry because the centre means a lot to them.
“It provides an excellent service for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, including Christmas and people rely on the service they can get from it.
“The centre has been there for three years but we learned last year that it is under threat.” Mr Heron said people were queuing up on the High Street to add their names to the campaign when they had been out canvassing support at the weekends. Local MP Jack Dromey (Lab, Erdington), who was at the protest, said the closure would be a “devastating blow”.
He said: “The walk-in centre provides essential high quality medical care for local people, including some of the most vulnerable in our community.”
A spokesman from Birmingham Cross City Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We would like to make it clear that no decision has been taken on the future of the eight walk-in centres in Birmingham and Solihull.
“We have been gathering information on the services provided for urgent care, including seeking patient views on access to urgent care.
“We recognise that people are very keen to know the next steps and we plan to publish further information on the initial recommendations shortly.”
Mr Heron said they would be staging further protests outside the facility if the future of the centre is not assured.