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Pregnant? What next?

  • Home pregnancy testing kits are very accurate and there is usually no need for further testing.
  • To make an appointment call NHS Lothian maternity services on 0131 536 2009
  • Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.45pm.

Foot Problem? Think Podiatry

  • You can refer yourself to podiatry!Just pick up a form from reception
  • Please note - podiatry department do not offer a nail care or cutting service without a medical condition
  • You can also call Podiatry Department, Musselburgh Primary Care Centre, Inveresk Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 7BP
  • Tel: 0131 446 4018

Muscle or Joint problems ? Physiotherapy

  • You can self refer for FREE advice about any muscle or joint problem
  • Phone 0845 604 0001
  • www.nhsinform.co.uk/msk
  • NHS 24 Digital TV channel
  • MSK app (itunes/Android)

Did you know? - Back Pain

  • The spine is strong and back problems are rarely due to any serious disease or damage.
  • Most back problems settle within six weeks on their own.
  • If you've only had back pain for a few days or weeks, the following advice may help relieve your symptoms and speed up your recovery:
  • KEEP MOVING - remain as active as possible and try to continue with your daily activities
  • take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen (http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Painkillers-ibuprofen/Pages/Introduction.aspx) if you feel you need to use hot or cold compression packs – you can buy these from your local pharmacy, or a bag of frozen vegetables and a hot water bottle will work just as well Self refer physio - Phone 0845 604 0001
  • www.nhsinform.co.uk/msk

FASIC Sports Medicine

  • Fitness Assessment and Sports Injuries Centre (FASIC) is Scotland’s premier multi-disciplinary sports injuries and physiotherapy clinic.
  • You can call to arrange an appointment on 0131 650 2578

Smoking

  • You are FOUR times more likely to quit with support…
  • Pick up a SmokeFree Lothian leaflet from reception for available clinicsu
  • Pharmacies also provide FREE stop smoking support and medication
  • Or just call 0131 537 9914

Alcohol or Drug Problems

  • Gateway to Recovery Clinics bring together NHS and voluntary sector services to provide a comprehensive assessment for people trying to cope with and overcome problems caused or affected by alcohol or drugs.
  • Drop-in clinics available – no appointment needed:

Monday

Roodlands Hospital 
Out Patients Department 
Hospital Road 
Haddington 
10am to 1pm

Tuesday 
Midlothian Substance Misuse Service 
Glenesk Centre 
1/5 Duke Street 
Dalkeith 
11am to 4pm

Thursday 
East Lothian Substance Misuse Service 
The Esk Centre, Ladywell Way 
Musselburgh 
(11am to 4pm)

Friday 
Eastfield Health Centre 
Loganlea Centre 
Eastfield Farm Road 
Penicuik 
9:30am to 12:30pm

Minor Ailments

Minor cuts and bruises

Period pain and thrush

Lothian Sexual Health

Opening Times

  • Monday to Thursday - 8.30am to 7.30pm
  • Friday - 8.30am to 3.30pm
  • General walk-in between 8.30am and 10am (doors open at 8.30am)
  • Healthy Respect + @ Chalmers drop-in (young people only)
  • Monday to Thursday 3.30pm to 7pm
  • Friday 1pm to 3.30pm

CHANGES

Are you experiencing….? 
Negative thoughts 
Anxiety 
Stress 
Depression 
Panic attacks 
Low self-esteem or lack of confidence

  • CHANGES is a Community Health Project to promote the positive well-being of people living in East Lothian.
  • Call them on Tel: 0131 653 3977
  • Email: info@changechp.org.uk

CARERS SUPPORT

Carers are anybody who provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise because they are frail, have a long term illness or disability.

Carers of East Lothian supports all adults in a caring situation in East Lothian to get information and services to help their individual caring role, enhance their own wellbeing, and strengthen their collective voice to improve services.

Contact:0131 665 0135

centre@coel.org.uk

Carers of East Lothian

94 High Street

Musselburgh

EH21 7EA

CRUSE

  • Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies
  • Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support
  • 0845 600 2227
  • http://www.crusescotland.org.uk

Breathing Space

  • Open up when you're feeling down
  • Sometimes our thoughts and feelings overwhelm us to the point where it becomes difficult to cope with everyday life.
  • Contact number (free) 0800 83 85 87

The Samaratins

You can contact The Samaratins on 116 123

Worried about benefits?

Haddington – 46 Court St

01620 824471

Drop-in and Telephone calls: 
Monday to Friday 10.00 - 12.30

Afternoons – appointments only

Musselburgh – 141 High St

0131 653 2748

Monday to Wednesday 10.00 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 16.00

Thursday - 10.00 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 16.30 (Afternoons by Appt only)

Friday - 10.00 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 17.00 (Afternoons by Appt only)

Free eye examinations

If you are a UK resident, you can get a FREE NHS eye examination in Scotland.

This is not just to test your sight – it’s a thorough examination to:

check the health of your eyes find any eye problems before they become more serious look for signs of other health

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