Acharacle Medical Practice
The Surgery in Acharacle is open from 8.00am to
6.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Please telephone between 8am and 8.30am should you wish an urgent appointment.
Kilchoan Branch Surgery
Strontian Branch Surgery
The surgery times shown below may be subject to change due to annual leave
CONSULTATION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please ring 01967 431231 to make an appointment
ACHARACLE SURGERY - Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm
In addition in Acharacle, there will also be the following clinics, these are by appointment:
Child Vaccine Clinic
Wednesday ONLY from 9am -
Wednesday ONLY from 11am - 12noon
Appointments for Medicals, (ie: HGV, PSV etc.) are on Wednesdays at 4pm
THESE CLINICS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE TELEPHONE 01967 431231. THERE ARE A FEW URGENT APPOINTMENTS DAILY, TO BOOK THESE, PLEASE PHONE BETWEEN 8AM – 8.30AM ON THE DAY
Prescriptions can be collected from Acharacle between 8.30am - 18.00pm
ACHARACLE MEDICAL PRACTICE NEWS
Christmas and New Year Arrangements:
Please note that the practice will be closed on Tuesday 25th December 2018 and Wedneday 26th December 2017 inclusive and on Tuesday 1st January 2019 and wednesday 2nd January 2019 inclusive. As usual, NHS 24 will triage calls when the surgery is closed and will contact the doctor if necessary. NHS 24 can be contacted on 111. Alternatively, please contact the surgery on 01967 431231 and you will automatically be put through to NHS 24.
From Monday 19th November you can order a 2 monthly supply of your prescription to cover the Christmas and New Year holidays. We will run this service only for the festive period and will cease this on the 20 December when it will revert back to one month supply only.
There will be no access to the pharmacy booth on the 27th and 28th December, as the library will be closed. Please ensure you have all your medication ordered in time.
The staff and Doctors of the practice would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful new year.
We would like to wish our friend and colleague, Allison Jackson, a long, healthy and happy retirement. Thanks for all your help and advice over the years, here at the Pines, but also for all your service to the NHS over the past 45 years! That’s some achievement! We will miss you loads from all the girls xx
Acharacle Medical Practice, in line with most practices in Highland, will be closing each day at lunchtime from 1.00pm until 2.00pm with effect from Monday 3rd August 2015.
The answerphone will be on during this time and will give a mobile number for you to ring if you require the Doctor urgently, and it cannot wait until 2.00pm. The answerphone is unable to take messages. The surgery and phone line will reopen at 2.00pm. In an emergency, as always, please call 999.
OUT OF HOURS SERVICE
The practice closes at 6pm, (Monday to Friday) Between 6pm and 8am, Monday to Thursday, and, after 6pm Friday until 8am Monday morning, please phone 111 (NHS 24 Freephone number) for out of hours assistance. The staff at the NHS 24 will ask you for information about your health and condition and will advise on the most appropriate course of action. This may include offering advice over the phone or advising you to attend a pharmacy. If they feel you need to be seen, they will pass your case on to the highland hub, who will be in touch to arrange for you to attend the surgery or in some cases provide a home visit.
We have a few emergency/urgent appointments available daily, if you feel you need to be seen urgently, to book an appointment please call on the day between 8am to 8.30am
IN A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY, PLEASE PHONE 999 AND SPEAK TO THE AMBULANCE SERVICE
If a patient is unable to attend the surgery, then a home visit can be made.
Requests for these should be made before 10.00am,
if possible to allow the Doctor to plan the day.
The receptionist may ask you what the problem is
as the Doctor needs to prioritise home visits.
Please telephone to cancel your appointment if you cannot attend so
that it can be allocated to another patient.
This practice operates a zero-tolerance policy of verbal or physical
aggression towards all practice staff.
Acharacle Medical Practice
The Pines Medical Centre
Acharacle, Ardnamurchan, Argyll, PH36 4JU
Tel: 01967 431231 Fax: 01967 431396