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Christmas and New Year Opening Times 

The surgery will be closed for the public holidays and offering usual service on the other days over the festive period.

Details on public holidays can be found at the link below: 

https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/council-and-government/public-holidays


COVID-19 Support

COVID VACCINE DROP-IN CLINICS:

As of the 5th July, all mainland health boards will be offering coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine drop-in services as the vaccination programme has nearly completed first doses for all adults in Scotland.

Everyone aged 18 and over can attend the clinics for either their first dose, or for their second dose if it is 8 weeks since the first.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/vaccine-drop-in-clinics

COVID VACCINE HELPLINE

If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine or call the Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 (available 8am–8pm 7 days a week). Please only contact us at this stage if you have questions about your personal medical situation, or you have already received an appointment that you wish to reschedule or cancel.

Mid-Argyll Covid Support Facebook Group

GET A RECORD OF YOUR CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) VACCINATION STATUS

Your vaccination status is a record of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you have received.

Your status includes your name, date of birth, and any coronavirus vaccinations you have received in Scotland. 

Do not contact your GP Practice about your coronavirus vaccination status.  GPs cannot provide letters showing your coronavirus vaccination status.


Press Release - March 2020

COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus

In line with national guidance and after extensive local and regional discussion, Lochgilphead Medical Centre will be making some changes to our systems to ensure the safety of you, our patients.

From now, everyone wishing to book an appointment with a nurse will be required to answer screening questions from our reception staff and will only be able to book appointments for the same day. All appointments already booked will remain but we will contact everyone on the day of their appointment to ensure that they have not developed symptoms of possible coronavirus infection.

Our system for obtaining medical advice will remain the same - all individuals requesting an appointment will be phoned back by a clinician on the same day.

For individuals with respiratory symptoms (Cough, Shortness of Breath) or Fever who require examination, this will be arranged in the same way as at present. However, we have identified a room for these appointments and our staff will wear protective equipment in the form of gowns, masks and gloves in line with national and regional guidance.

Thank you all for your understanding at this time, please rest assured that our entire focus is on providing the highest quality healthcare for all of our patients under any circumstances. Further information on the situation nationally is available from NHS Inform.

The GP Partners, Lochgilphead Medical Centre

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