From the 1st of December we will no longer be taking prescription requests over the phone - please see the prescriptions tab above to see other ways of ordering.


*****Walk thru clinics on Saturday 12th Dec , 9am - 3.30pm Sighthill Health Centre, Pennywell All Care Centre , Leith Community Treatment Centre, Craigmillar Medical Centre and Gracemount Medical


*****Drive thru site for the whole city on both Friday 11th December and Saturday 12th December at the Younger Building, Edinburgh Park (beside the Gyle), 9am - 3.30pm


Timeslots related to surname as per below:


09:00am – 11:00am A-G

11.30am – 01.30pm H-O

02:00pm – 03:30pm P-Z


Travel Vaccinations

Travel vaccinations are currently suspended due to COVID19global air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to comnplete a travel form and make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

Advice for patients travelling abroad:

  • If you are planning a trip abroad we would encourage you to review health recommendations for your trip on NHS website
  • Please complete practice travel form a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your planned departure and book a Practice Nurse appointment
  • The practice nurse will assess travel vaccinations required for your trip and advise you at the pre-booked appointment.
  • Diptheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis A, typhoid, cholera and MMR are provided free by the NHS.
  • You will be signposted to a private travel clinic if you require the following vaccinations – Rabies, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, Tick borne encephalitis or antimalarials.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

If it is more than ten years since they had a boosting dose of oral Polio vaccine parents should receive a boosting dose at the same time as their baby's first immunisations.

Some travel vaccines and anti-malarial prescription you may require are not covered by the NHS and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. If several are required this can be quite costly. There are also several private travel clinics in Edinburgh if you prefer.

Please note; we will not undertake immunisations within six weeks of departure. Please go directly to a private clinic if this is the case.

Remember if travelling in Europe take your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) card with you.  If you need a new one click here: Apply for EHIC

Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice please fill out the form below, hand it in to reception and book a Practice Nurse appointment.

 Travel Form

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

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