What to do if you need help
In life threatening illness or injury call 999
- All routine health matters, including repeat prescriptions must be dealt with by your own GP practice Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm. Use our on line GP finder to find your GP's phone number or to find the GP practices nearest your home.
- Community Pharmacies - Your local pharmacy can provide a range of advice and services. NHS 24 can assist you with information on late opening hours.
- Call NHS 24 on 08454 24 24 24. NHS 24 provides a confidential telephone health advice and information service for people in Scotland. Working in partnership with local NHS Boards out-of-hours services, NHS 24 provides patients with health advice and help when GP practices are closed.
- Click on the link to view information about what to do if you need emergency dental treatment.
- Visit the Minor Injuries Clinic at the Western General Hospital, open seven days a week from 9.00am to 9.00pm. No appointment is necessary.
- The Emergency Department / A&E and 999 services across NHS Lothian are for emergency situations only. Please think carefully before using emergency services. Please click on the link to view information about when to visit an Emergency Department / A&E.
- Click on the link to find out information about the Mental Health Assessment Service (MHAS)
- Click on the link to find out information about emergency contraception.
- Your local GP, Peripheral Sexual Health Clinics and Chalmers Sexual Health Clinic offer testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs, free condom supplies, pregnancy tests and emergency contraception.
Last Reviewed: 10/10/2012