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Unst Health CentreBaltasoundUnstShetland, ZE2 9DYTel: 01957 711318
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
Our Health Improvement Practitioner visits the health centre every week on a Monday afternoon. You can book an appointment directly by calling the health centre. Happy to meet with you and chat about
Follow the link below for more information about Health Improvement Shetland.
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Accessing the Travel Health Service
Link to travel health clinic
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel please note this is a private service.
Initial Pre-Assessment Form
Please note that the Travel Health Clinic operates weekly, on a Thursday.
Contact telephone number: 01595 743002. Messages will only be reviewed weekly at the time of the clinic.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
The Patient Advice and Support Service (PASS) is delivered by the Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Service. The service is independent and provides free, confidential information, advice and support to anyone who uses the NHS in Scotland. It aims to support patients, their carers and families in their dealings with the NHS and in other matters affecting their health.
The service promotes an awareness and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of patients. It also advises and supports people who wish to give feedback, make comments, raise concerns or make a complaint about treatment and care provided by the NHS in Scotland.
The Patient Advice and Support Service also provides general advice and help on a range of issues, such as housing, employment, benefits or money worries. Support with these issues can have a positive impact on the health of clients. Clients can also access information and advice on how to access health and community services that offer additional support with health care needs. The service is a valuable resource for frontline NHS staff because it offers a wide range of support for patients in relation to health and health care.
The Patient Advice and Support Service can be accessed through any Scottish citizens advice bureau. You can find your local bureau by using the search facility at the top of this page. There is more information about the service at www.patientadvicescotland.org.uk/
Patients needing physiotherapy, are asked to complete and send in the self referral form to the Gilbert Bain Hospital
Physiotherapy Department Gilbert Bain Hospital South Road Lerwick Shetland ZE1 0TB
Tel: 01595 743323
Podiatry visit the health centre on a regular basis. If you would like to be seen, please complete a self-referral form
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social well-being.
Our health visitor runs regular clinics in Unst and will normally contact you to arrange routine appointments. However, if you would like to see her outwith these please call the health centre to arrange it.
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