Medical & dental

Islay Hospital

Hospital and medical practices

Islay has one hospital and three medical practices. The practices are in Port Ellen, the Rinns and Bowmore (based in Islay Hospital). The three doctors’ practices on Islay are responsible for Islay Hospital’s A & E department and ward 24 hours, seven days a week as well as for patients, both locals and visitors to the island.

Islay Hospital

The Islay Hospital in Bowmore provides a Community Casualty Unit, GP acute ward, Maternity, Radiography, AHPs and Community Nursing.

Address: Islay Hospital, Gortonvogie Road, Bowmore PA43 7JD

Telephone: 01496 301000

Port Ellen Practice

Port Ellen is a dispensing practice with GPs. It provides general medical services to patients from all areas of Islay on behalf of Argyll & Bute CHP and NHS Highland. The GPs also provide the out-of-hours service for Islay and care for patients in Islay Hospital.

Opening times: 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (8am-1pm Wednesday)

Address: Port Ellen Practice, Geirhilda, Back Road, Port Ellen PA42 7DR

Telephone: 01496 302103

Bowmore Medical Practice

A rural Practice based in Islay Hospital. The practice has patients from all areas of Islay and Jura registered under the care of the practice team.

Opening times: 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (8am-1pm Tuesday)

Address: Bowmore Medical Practice, Gortonvogie Road, Bowmore PA43 7JD

Telephone: 01496 301039

Rhinns Medical Centre

Opening times: 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (8am-1pm Thursday)

Address: The Rhinns Medical Centre, Port Charlotte PA48 7UD

Telephone: 01496 850210

More information

Islay Medical Services has details of services offered at each of the three practices, as well as information about the GP team who provide both daytime and out-of-hours medical services for Islay residents and visitors. Find NHS information at

Dental practice

The Islay and Jura dental practice offers a range of private and NHS treatments using modern equipment.

Opening times: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Address: 12 Shore Street, Bowmore PA43 7LB

Telephone: 01496 810246/01496 730202


Islay Pharmacy

Islay Pharmacy

A small independent pharmacy in Bowmore, Islay Pharmacy aims to provide excellent pharmacy services to all residents and visitors.

Opening times:

Monday: 9am-6pm
Tuesday: 9am-1pm
Wednesday: 9am-6pm
Thursday: 9am-6pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: closed

Address: 42 Main St, Bowmore PA43 7JJ

Telephone: 01496 301591