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Student Services

Routine Health Checks

Please note that routine health checks in an otherwise well young individual are not required. However, if you have any relevant family history, or are aged over 40, then you might benefit from a non-urgent assessment at the surgery.


All prescriptions for contraception are free.

The practice provides short-acting and long-acting contraception, including the contraceptive injection and contraceptive implant. (This excludes the Intra-uterine devices (IUDs) and Intra-uterine system (IUS) which are available at Chalmers Sexual Health Centre.) Online: 

The C-Card service is available at the Students Association. It offers free condoms and information on sexual health.

Emergency Contraception, taken after unprotected sexual intercourse must be started within 72 hours but is most effective if taken within 24 hours.

You may contact:

The Practice – 0131 451 3010

Local pharmacies and NHS 24

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Advice and treatment are available from the Practice, including HIV testing, by appointment with a doctor. You may prefer to attend the Chalmers Sexual Health Centre 2a Chalmers Street Edinburgh.

For appointments, information and advice telephone or visit website as below:


Study and exam pressure, relationship problems, loneliness and bereavement can cause great anxiety and distress. If you are worried about yourself or a friend, there are many services available to help:

  • Your doctor
  • The student counsellors at the
  • Student Support & Accommodation Office
  • Your School mentor
  • The Chaplain
  • Other Counselling Agencies Nightline – 0131 557 4444 (run by students for students) Samaritans – 0131 221 9999

Smoking Cessation

Please ask at the Practice for further information.

NHS Lothian provide a local Stop Smoking Support Service to help those wishing to stop smoking. For further information on this service please telephone 0131 537 7447 or 0131 672 9532, or email .


The practice has a visiting private physiotherapist. Fees and appointment details available at our reception. Alternatively, you can contact your NHS physiotherapist on 0845 604 0001.

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