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.
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 301 039
Rhinns Medical Centre
Opening times: 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (8am-1pm Thursday)
Address: The Rhinns Medical Centre, Port Charlotte
Telephone: 01496 850210
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
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 www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk.
A small independent pharmacy in Bowmore, Islay Pharmacy aims to provide excellent pharmacy services to all residents and visitors.
Address: 42 Main St, Bowmore PA43 7JJ
Telephone: 01496 301591