When We Are Closed
Telephone: 0131 455 7999 or 111
Out-of-hours service is covered in Lothian by NHS 24 which is a 24 hour telephone nurse consultation and health information service. NHS 24 is integrated with NHS Lothian's out-of-hours services, the Scottish Ambulance Service, plus local accident and emergency departments across Lothian and can pass patient information directly to these services.
If a medical problem arises between the hours of 6.00pm to 8.00am weekdays or at the weekend between 6.00pm on a Friday to 8.00am on a Monday morning and you feel it will not wait until normal hours, you should telephone Whinpark Medical Centre (have a pen ready as the answerphone will give you the out of hours number) or NHS 24 direct. The staff on duty will give advice, arrange to see you at one of the out-of-hours centres or arrange a home visit as appropriate.
NHS 24 is also available throughout the day for general medical advice.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
We will be closed at 12.30pm for staff training on the following dates -
Wed 3rd October
Wed 7th November
We will be closed for public holidays on the following dates -
Monday 17th September 2018
Tuesday 25th December 2018
Wednesday 26th December 2018
Tuesday 1st January 2019
Wednesday 2nd January 2019