When We Are Closed
Borders Health Board is responsible for Out-of-Hours services. Out-Of-Hours care is provided via NHS24 from the Borders Emergency Care Centre based at Borders General Hospital. This service operates from 18:00 to 08:00 Monday to Friday, all weekend, and on local and public holidays. The service can be accessed by phoning NHS24 on 111. Their website is http://www.nhs24.com
A&E at BGH
Patients needing urgent casualty treatment when the Health Centre is closed should attend the BGH A&E Department.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.