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.
TEMPORARY NOTICE FOR PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION AND ORDERING - see News below
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
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
TEMPORARY NOTICE FOR PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION AND ORDERING
Please note that keeping in line with NHS Highland guidelines we will not be prescribing regular repeat medication for temporary residents during this time.
Our medication stock must be kept for our registered patients/community.
ORDERING YOUR PRESRIPTION:
The prescription line is now open between the hours of 9am and 11am.
The prescription line number is 01967 431479 or you can order anytime via our practice email on:
We ask that you do not order out with these times and do not phone the main practice number as we must keep this free for emergencies, medical and general advice given the current situation with Covid 19.
Please do not go to the community centre, your prescription will be delivered by the volunteers.
All prescriptions will now be delivered to your home. Please do not go to Dail Mhor. Patients who normally collect their prescriptions directly from the doctor, arrangements will be made at the time of ordering your prescription.
Please do not enter the building, a member of staff will meet you at the door and collect your prescription.
Please note we have volunteers who have come forward and offered to deliver prescriptions. Please when ordering your prescription let us know if you would like it to be delivered and we can arrange this.
Good Friday - 10th April
In line with NHS Highland guidelines Acharacle Medical Practice will not be closing on Good Friday the 10th April, we will remain open. There will be normal prescription deliveries to Strontian and Kilchoan that day.
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