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Health

Medical Services

For urgent medical advice you can call the NHS 24 Helpline. Chemists (pharmacists) can advise you on minor ailments. At least one local chemist remains open round the clock – its location will be displayed in the windows of other chemists.

For urgent dental treatment, you can visit the walk-in Chalmers Street Dental Clinic. In the case of a dental emergency in the evenings or at weekends, call Lothian Dental Advice Line.

Boots Chemist open longer hours than most.

Royal Hospital for Sick Children Casualty department for children aged under 13 years; located in Marchmont (moving to a new location near Royal Infirmary in 2017).

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Edinburgh's main general hospital; has 24-hour accident and emergency department.

Western General Hospital For non-life-threatening injuries and ailments, you can attend the Minor Injuries Clinic here without having to make an appointment.