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Health, Hospitals and Pharmacies

Health

Immediate first aid/emergency care is free for all visitors. After this patients are charged for health care unless your country has a reciprocal health agreement with the United Kingdom. Countries with this agreement are:

All EU nations (except Danish residents of the Faroe Islands), Anguilla, Australia, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Channel Islands (only if you are staying less than three months), Czech Republic, Falkland Islands, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man, Malta (for stays up to 30 days), Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, St Helena, Slovak Republic, Turks & Caicos Islands and Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).

The agreements differ from nation to nation: full details of individual agreements are available from the Department of Health

Hospitals

If you need an ambulance call 999 and give the operator a detailed explanation of your location, and the nature of the emergency.

Accident and emergency departments at local hospitals will treat serious injury and sudden illness. If it is not an emergency you should go to a doctor. The following hospitals have 24-hour walk-in accident and emergency departments.

Edinburgh

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Lauriston Place
Edinburgh EH3 9YW
Tel: + 44 0131 536 1000

St. John's Hospital at Howden
Howden Road West
Livingston EH54 6PP
Tel: + 44 01506 419 666

Queen Margaret Hospital
Whitefield Road
Dunfermline KY12 0SU
Tel: + 44 0138 362 3623

Victoria Hospital
Hayfield Road
Kirkcaldy KY2 5AH
Tel: + 44 0159 264 335

Pharmacies

Check the Yellow Pages for address details of pharmacies. We have listed some pharmacies in central Edinburgh.

Boots The Chemists
11 Princes St
Edinburgh EH2 2AN
Tel: +44 0131 558 7502

Boots The Chemists
40-44 North Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1QN
Tel: +44 0131 220 1879

Superdrug Stores PLC
4-6 St James Centre
Edinburgh EH1 3SR
Tel: +44 0131 557 8959

MacKenzie & Co Chemists
45 Forrest Rd
Edinburgh EH1 2QP
Tel: +44 0131 225 7770

Late Night Pharmacies

Chemists operate on a late-night rota. Details of your late-night chemists are usually listed in your local press. In an emergency, you must go to a hospital accident & emergency department.

Dental Treatment

The National Health Service Line can provide you with details of local dentists. In order to receive emergency treatment you must register with a local dentist. Once you have done so you are eligible for 24-hour emergency treatment at NHS dental practices.

In an emergency, call your local surgery for a recorded message to find out which local dentist is on duty.

For more information, call the NHS Line: 0800 224 488 (free phone)

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