Local Services & Self referral

The following list contains websites and phone numbers for useful local and national health and social care services.  It also contains details on how to self refer to a number of local services including Physiotherapy, Podiatry, the Midwife, and the drug and alcohol services.


Local Pharmacies

Boots Pharmacywww.boots.com
Market Street Pharmacywww.romanespharmacy.co.uk
Right medicine Pharmacywww.rightmedicinepharmacy.co.uk


Local Opticians

Montgomery Optometristswww.montgomeryoptometrists.co.uk/
Black and LizarsBlack and lizars Haddington


Local Groups

The Warblers singing groupA singing group for people with any chronic lung condition.  See their website
Haddington walking grouphttp://www.activeeastlothian.co.uk/clubs


Dental Services

Emergency Dental CareNHS lothian Emergency Dental Care info


Drug & Alcohol problems

Gateway clinic at Roodlands (and other locations)Patients can self refer directly to the gateway clinic for support and advice on drug or alcohol problems.  Details of the drop in clinics is available on the NHS lothian website. Click here


Mental Health

NEW Mental Health Service

This is a new mental health service from East Lothian health and social care partnership.  If you are having any mental health problems and are registered with a GP in East Lothian call this number: 01620 642 963 between 9am and 4pm. 

There is no need for a referral or to speak with your GP first. For more info click here

Tyne Medical Practice Mental Health and wellbeing packDetails of many local and online resources can be found within our Mental Health and wellbeing pack.  Access it here.  



Self referral to local midwifePatients can self refer to the midwife by phoning the 1st appointment centre on 0131 536 2009.  Your midwife appointment and booking scan will be arranged.
Ready Steady BabyNHS website continaing lots of information on trying for a baby, pregnancy and parenting. Click here


Minor Injuries

Minor Injuries Service

A new minor injuries assessment service (MIA) has been created.  You can have a video consultation from home with a member of the minor injuries team and if necessary can be seen at the hospital. 

Call 07977 246 848 between 11AM and 7PM every day.  Click here


Roodlands Hospital PodiatryPatients can self refer directly to Roodlands Podiatry service by printing out the following self referral form or collecting a paper version from the surgery reception.



NEW Musculoskeletal Service

A new service based in East Lothian Community hospital for any muscle or joint related problems.  Call 01620 642 968 Monday/Tuesday/Friday between 09:00 and 11:30.  You will be assessed and treated for your problem or referred on for more specialist input if required.  No need to speak to your GP before calling.

Physiotherapy advice and self referralPatients can contact NHS inform on 0800 917 9390 for advice, information, and to arrange an assessment for muscle and joint problems.  The service provides physiotherapy guides and can arrange an appointment directly with a local Physiotherapist.  There is also an app available for smartphones. iOS, Android



East Lothian Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation group (ROLP)Local classes throughout East Lothian offering gentle exercise, advice and relaxation.  Aimed primarily at those who have had a stroke, have heart or lung problems, diabetes or for those who just want to get more fit.  See their website for more details and classes. 
H.I.L.D.A  Support for people to remain independent at home.  How to get appliances to help you manage at home

Information website from the East Lothian Health and Social care department providing lots of useful information to help people remain independent at home.  Has General health information, links to local services and advice on practical appliances and how to get them.  This includes Telecare alarms, key safes, bath chairs, stair lifts etc.  www.eastlothian.gov.uk/HILDA

Paths for all.  Charity website aimed at getting people more active across Scotland.

Website contains links to local walking clubs/groups.  



Sexual Health

Chalmers GUM clinic (For everyone)www.lothiansexualhealth.scot.nhs.uk
Tranent Drop in sexual health clinicLothian sexual health services operate a drop in clinic at Tranent medical practice on Tuesday afternoons.  Details can be found here on the Tranent GP surgery website

Healthy Respect.  (For young people)



Men can self refer for a vasectomy by contacting the vasectomy service by calling 0131 536 1070.  Information about vasectomy is available here. or you can see your GP to discuss further.


Women who are considering an abortion can now contact the Lothian abortion referral service themselves to arrange an appointment on 0131 536 2454.  You can of course still come to see the GP first to discuss.


Social services

East Lothian Social Work departmentwww.eastlothian.gov.uk
Citizens Advice Scotlandwww.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/


General Health information

Patient websiteReliable up to date health information about most medical conditions.  http://patient.info/
NHS InformNHS website with lots of good information on common health problems and slots of good advice on self management.  https://www.nhsinform.scot/
NHS ChoicesNHS website with lots of good information on common health problems and health promotion advice.  http://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx

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