Islay Hospital and Medical Practices

Islay has one Hospital and three Medical Practices. The practices can be found in Port Ellen, in Port Charlotte and one in Bowmore which is based in Islay Hospital. The three doctors practices on Islay are responsible for Islay Hospital's A & E department and Ward 24 hours, 7 days a week as well as for the patients, both locals and visitors to the island.

Port Ellen Practice
Port Ellen is a dispensing Practice with 2 full-time GPs. The premises were purpose built and opened in 1995. The Practice 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 to 6pm Monday to Friday (8am to 1pm on Wednesday)
  • Address: Port Ellen Practice, Geirhilda, Back Road, Port Ellen, PA42 7DR, Tel: 01496 302103

Bowmore Medical Practice
Bowmore Medical Practice is 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 to 6pm Monday to Friday (8am to 1pm on Tuesday)
  • Address: Bowmore Medical Practice, Gortonvogie Road, Bowmore, PA43 7JD, Tel: 01496 301 039

Rhinns Medical Centre Info

  • Opening times: 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday (8am to 1pm on Thursday)
  • Address: The Rhinns Medical Centre, Port Charlotte, Tel: 01496 850210

Islay Hospital
The Islay Hospital in Bowmore provides the following services: Community Casualty Unit, GP acute ward, Maternity, Radiography, AHPs and Community Nursing.

  • Address: Islay Hospital, Gortonvogie Road, Bowmore, PA43 7JD, Tel: 01496 301000

More Info
The website has more information on the services offered at each of the three practices, Port Charlotte, Bowmore and Port Ellen as well as information about the team of GPs providing both daytime and out of hours medical services for the residents of the Isle of Islay and visitors. Information on the NHS is available through

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