Adult Health

NHS Lothian works round the clock to make sure you have access to health care whenever you need it.  Our aim is to make sure you receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

For medical advice and treatment, or prescriptions, you can make an appointment at your GP surgery.

If you need urgent medical advice that cannot wait until your GP surgery opens, phone NHS 24 on 111

For minor ailments and injuries go to the minor injuries clinic at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.

NHS Lothian’s Accident & Emergency departments are at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, and St Johns Hospital.  A&E services are for urgent and emergency situations only.

For more health information visit NHS Inform, Scotland's national health information service.

Last Reviewed: 25/04/2017