Welcome to Portree Medical Centre
Our website offers patients and visitors information about our practice including opening hours, how to order medication and how to register with us. There are also pages with health information and links to other relevant medical organisations.
We welcome your feedback about the website; feedback can be sent via our form.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Informative Notice to Patients
In light of the currently evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation in the UK, Portree Medical Centre is taking some preventative measures to help protect our community; in order to minimise the spread of the virus, we will be encouraging patients to engage in telephone consultations for the time being, rather than attending the surgery for ‘face-to-face’ appointments. If the clinician then decides that it is necessary for you to be seen in clinic, this will be arranged for you.
We also request that any patients who are experiencing cough, fever, cold or flu symptoms do not attend the surgery, even if the symptoms are mild. Our reception/admin team will be screening any patients arriving to the surgery for the above symptoms, and may advise that a face-to-face appointment with a clinician will only be arranged after telephone triage. We will be suspending appointments at the Staffin GP clinic and the Online Appointment Booking service for the time being.
We would ask that everyone understands and appreciates our reasons for implementing the above measures; we have the best interests of our entire community in mind and are keen to minimise the risk of infection to as many patients as possible.
- If you have mild symptoms or are looking for information please visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus.
- If you have Covid-19 symptoms (e.g. cough or fever or breathlessness) and are worried you are becoming more unwell, call NHS 24 on 111.
- For all other non Covid-19 health matters contact the GP practice as usual.
For those who have concerns with regard to whether or not they may currently be at risk of Coronavirus, please visit NHS 111 (https://111.nhs.uk/) which has a very helpful dedicated ‘Online Coronavirus Service’.
There is a Q&A on coronavirus available via the World Health Organisation website: https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses.
We will be closed for NHS Highland public holidays. These dates are:
Friday 10th April 2020
Friday 8th May 2020
Monday 3rd August 2020
Friday 16th October 2020
Friday 25th December 2020
Monday 28th December 2020
Friday 1st January 2021
Monday 4th January 2021
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We now have the seasonal flu vaccination in stock. Please contact reception to arrange an appointment. For more information on the flu vaccination and to find out if you are eligible to receive it, please visit our information page.
Ranitidine - Supply Issues
There are considerable current supply issues with regard to the medication ranitidine.
Ranitidine – a medication that helps with indigestion – is likely to remain unavailable for at least the next 3 months.
If you find that you are struggling significantly whilst the medication is unavailable, please contact the Medical Centre and ask for a message to be passed to your usual doctor; your GP will endeavour to arrange a supply of an alternative medication.
Please note: this is a national supply issue and is outwith both our and Boots control.
Thank you for your understanding.
Physiotherapy at Portree Medical Centre
We now have physiotherapy clinics at the surgery. Mairi Gillies, the First Contact Physiotherapist, holds clinics every Wednesday and Friday and you can book an appointment by contacting Portree Medical Centre directly. For more information on this service, please look at our physiotherapy information page.
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(Site updated 27/03/2020)