Consult with a Doctor or Healthcare Professional

Who is the most appropriate professional for your care?

Please consider what the best options for your healthcare are, based on the urgency of your condition and nature of your ailment.

This may save you time in getting the help you need, and avoid arranging an unnecessary appointment with your Doctor.

Need to speak with someone when the surgery is closed?

Call 111

Call 111 when we are closed to speak to an NHS professional on any urgent health or medical issue.

Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

If you have an emergency please call 999

The nearest 24 Hour Emergency Department is at Wishaw General Hospital , 50 Netherton Street, Wishaw, ML2 0DP. Telephone : 01698 361100

Get immediate help from your local pharmacy

Visit a pharmacy for healthcare advice without an appointment

Your local pharmacist is able to help with minor cuts, sprains, aches and pains, colds and flu, headaches, rashes, cystitis, emergency contraceptive (most pharmacies now offer this service) and other common conditions.

No appointment is necessary and your local pharmacist is open late, is available at weekends and many public holidays.

  • Kirkmuirhill Pharmacy, 56 Thornton Road, Kirkmuirhill ML11 9QE – 01555 894119
  • Boots the Chemist, 43 Abbeygreen, Lesmahagow ML11 0EQ – 01555 893393
  • Abbeygreen Pharmacy, 35 Abbeygreen, Lesmahagow ML11 0EQ – 01555 893520

Get immediate help for minor injuries

Use your local minor injuries unit if you need medical treatment or advice which does not need a visit to A&E or a medical appointment.

Some examples of problems they deal with:

  • sprains and strains
  • minor head injuries
  • cuts and grazes
  • bites and stings
  • minor scalds and burns

A 24 hours per day service is available at A&E Department, Wishaw General Hospital.

(please note that the minor injuries service at Ladyhome Hospital, Douglas, is currently closed due to the Covid restrictions)

Have you tried self-care?

A range of common illnesses such as cold and flu and minor injuries can be treated at home simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest.

Examples of the ailments best treated by yourself are:

  • Upset stomach
  • Grazed knee
  • Common cold
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Colds & Flu

There is a wide variety of helpful Self Care information and resources which could help you to treat your illness without the need for an appointment:

Sexual Health & Family Planning

Contact us at the number shown below, we will be able to offer you an appointment at a clinic convenient to you. 

Phone the central appointment line on 0300 303 0251

Self Referral Services

Please select the service you require by selecting the appropriate button

Travel Vaccination

Only limited travel vaccinations (Usually Typhoid and Hepatitis A) are available from the surgery.

Lesmahagow Boots provides advice regarding anti-malarial prophylaxis if needed. 

For other travel vaccines please contact:

Monklands Hospital Travel Clinic

Monkscourt Avenue, Airdrie, ML6 0JS

Appointments line – 01236 712241

Feeling Low, Anxious or Stressed ?

Breathing Space was launched in 2002 to address serious concerns about the mental wellbeing of people in Scotland. The service became a national phoneline in 2004.

Breathing Space complements the work of other phonelines and agencies which are endeavouring to reduce suicide rates in Scotland.

Our advisors come from a range of mental health, counselling and social work backgrounds. There is an equal ratio of male to female advisors, who may be part-time or full-time. Breathing Space is not a volunteer service.

Need help now? Call free on 0800 83 85 87 

Mental Health – Help from The Occupational Health Community Clinic

The Occupational Health Community Clinic is a Mental Health Initiative which connects you with local services and activities which may help you to improve your mental health and wellbeing. If you feel you would benefit from support to improve your mood, become involved in more activities in your community or learn something new, the Community Clinic can help steer you in the right direction.

Contact the Clydesdale team on 01555 667159.

Eye Problems ? Visit one of our Community Optometrists

The Lanarkshire Eye-health Network Scheme (LENS) means that many acute eye problems can be dealt with by one of the local Optometrists instead of waiting for an appointment with the doctor. The conditions covered under this scheme are

  1. Infections in and around eye including conjunctivitis, Blepharitis and sty etc.
  2. Minor eye injury including foreign bodies,
  3. Red eye with or without pain and with or without reduced vision
  4. Dry eyes
  5. Suspicion of acute glaucoma

You should contact a local optician and ask for an appointment – you do not need to be previously registered with them. The Optometrist can then assesses, treat and refer (to Hospital or GP) as necessary

Our local Opticians are-

Mackie Opticians 98 Abbeygreen Lesmahagow ML11 0EF

Telephone:01555 893929

Simpsons Opticians 52 Union Street Larkhall ML9 1DR

Telephone: 01698 882622

Dental Emergency?

For dental emergencies, call the dentist with whom you are registered. You should receive a recorded message advising you of the arrangements that have been made for emergency cover. If you have not registered with a dentist, please try to do so as soon as possible. Dentist’s can perform an appropriate assessment and advise on necessary intervention including use of any antibiotics.

Advice and information is available by calling the Dental Advice Helpline.

Telephone: 0300 30 30 243 (Open Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm)

However, if you remain unregistered and you require emergency treatment, you should contact NHS 24 on 111.

Dental emergencies are: acute dental pain, facial or oral swelling, bleeding from the mouth or trauma.

Referral for Further Care ? – Check on the progress of your referral

Enquiring about your appointment

If you have not heard about your about your appointment you should contact the respective referral management centres using the contact details below. Please note the practice is not informed of outpatients appointments scheduled for our patients.

NHS Lanarkshire Referral Management Service

Telephone :0300 303 0249 – For Wishaw General, Hairmyres and Monklands Hospitals.

Arrange an appointment with our Practice Nurse

The Practice Nurse complements the service that we offer to you, our patients.

See a Nurse about: blood pressure checks, urine infection, cervical smears, dressings, family planning advice, contraceptives, immunisations, diabetes management, asthma care, COPD (heart) care, smoking cessation, travel advice, removal of stitches and clips etc.

Call the surgery on 01555 893961 to arrange an appointment with a nurse.

Need medical advice or treatment from one of our doctors?

Some patients, often those with complex and long-standing medical problems, may need an appointment with a doctor.  Each appointment is 15 minutes only – if you feel you will need longer to cover more complex or multiple issues, please advise our reception staff when booking. 

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Call the surgery on 01555 893961 to arrange an appointment with a doctor

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