Sighthill Health Centre
380 Calder Road
How to find us
Calder Road is busy so if coming on foot the Health Centre can be reached via the pedestrian underpass from the far side of Calder Road.
Buses stop just outside or opposite the Health Centre on Calder Road. Numbers 3, 21, 25, 32, 34, 35 and 109
Trams stop at Bankhead and it is a 10 -15 minute walk to the Health Centre from there. This is a popular stop as it serves Edinburgh College and Edinburgh Napier University Sighthill Campuses and Sighthill Industrial Estate
The clinic runs in the Community Corridor of the Sighthill Health Centre. Ask at main reception.
Who we are
The team is made up of a receptionist, nurse and doctor. The nurse sees patients on a Tuesday in booked appointments, but can speak to anyone with an urgent problem and make appropriate arrangements for them to be seen. The doctor and nurse work together on a Wednesday, seeing both those with booked appointments, and walk in patients.
When are we open
Tuesdays 5pm – 7pm (Booked appointments).
Wednesdays 10am - 11am (Walk-in)
Registration for Walk-in: 9.30am
Booked appointments for the IUD clinic 9am - 10am
If you would like to attend the walk-in please arrive anytime between 9.30 and 10.30am. You will be seen as quickly as we are able to, depending on how many people attend each week. You will be kept up to date with the likely waiting time.
To book an appointment or to discuss any aspect of the clinic please phone 0131 536 1070 and specify that you want information about, or an appointment at, Sighthill Clinic.
Who can come?
Anyone may attend the clinic, whatever their age, sex and sexuality. We offer a confidential service and can refer you on to more appropriate services if necessary. Priority will be given to people who live in the Sighthill area. Sometimes people who work or study close to the clinic also choose to come if the opening times suit them.
If you are registered with any of the local GPs they may refer you to our clinic if they feel you would benefit from specialist advice.
GP practices also offer most of these services.
It’s always worth asking first at your local practice to find out what is available.
What we offer:
- LGBT friendly service
- Free condoms
- Emergency contraceptionContraception (including booked appointments for IUD, IUS or implant fitting)
- STI testing (including for gay and bi-sexual men)
- HIV testing
- Pregnancy testing, advice and support
- Unplanned pregnancy counselling
- Termination of pregnancy counselling and referral