If you become a patient of Edinburgh Access Practice, you will be able to access the following health professionals and services:
Surgeries are partially open access, meaning you can see a GP without the need to make an appointment - see the timetable on Home Page.
You do not always need an appointment to see a practice nurse, as they are usually available both during and out-with the GP surgery times at both TAP sites (Leith St and Spittal Street site).
When you register with us at EAP, you will be seen by the Practice Nurse before seeing a GP, for a New Patient Health Assessment.
You can speak to a practice nurse for advice by calling the practice on (0131) 240 2810 or by calling in person to either of our practice premises at Spittal Street and The Access Point. If the practice nurse is unable to see you, we can make an appointment for you.
The practice nurses would be happy to see you for support with any Long Term Condition you may have. We can also see you for clinical nursing issues such as wound management, immunisations, sexual health screens, Blood Borne Virus screens, dietary and nutritional advice, skin care, ear checks including syringing if needed, asthma checks and updates, COPD and spirometry checks and ECGs as advised.
We can also support you with Stop Smoking, contraception advice, alcohol brief interventions, cervical smear updates or any other health question you may have.
Midwife and Health Visitor
Antenatal care and support during pregnancy on a Thursday afternoon at The Access Practice women-only clinic. If possible, let the Practice know before hand if you think you will attend and need to see the midwife or health visitor. Allowing for staff availability, the staff covering the Thursday clinics all day (GP, practice nurse, midwife and health visitor) will be female.
Practice Mental Health Team
There is a weekly drop-in at EAP Spittal Street Centre, 22-24 Spittal Street, on a Wednesday afternoon at 1.45pm, for anyone wanting to link-in with a Practice Mental Health Nurse (PMHN) or wanting mental health or substance misuse advice. Up to 6 spaces are available at the Wednesday Drop-In.
In addition, you can be referred to the Practice Mental Health Team by clinical staff at EAP. This service offers support from PMHNs and Occupational Therapist colleagues to assist you if you are experiencing difficulties with alcohol, drugs, other addictive substances, as well as mental and physical health problems.
You can access the Occupational Therapy service through referral either by any member of the EAP clinical staff team, or by workers from other agencies.
Clinical Psychology Service
You can access the Clinical Psychology service through referral either by any member of the EAP clinical staff team, or by workers from other agencies. The service is available for the assessment of psychological and mental health difficulties and provides treatment in the form of psychological therapies, education and advice where appropriate.
Hep C Assessment &Treatment Clinic
We have a weekly Hep C clinic for assessment, support and treatment. Please ask for further information.
Interpreter & Translation Services
We have the facility to provide telephone access to a translator service for those whose first language is not English. In some cases, an interpreter can be arranged to accompany you to your appointment.
Visiting Services to EAP
Podiatrist - available at the Spittal Street EAP site only, on the first Wednesday of the month.
Optician - we have a regular optician clinic running on the first Tuesday of every month also at the Spittal Street site.
Dentist - EAP patients have a dedicated DROP-IN at Spittal Street Clinic on Tuesdays 9:00am - 11:30am; Wednesdays 2:00pm -3:30pm; Fridays 9:00am - 11:00am
Legal Advice - will be available on a Friday afternoon at the Spittal Street site