Registering as a Patient
If you wish to register at Unst Health Centre, you can do so in advance by completing NHS Inform's Registering with a GP Practice.

Take the completed form to the Unst Health Centre where they may ask you for identification to verify who you are and then your registration will be processed. We will then provide you with a new patient leaflet and a questionnaire to complete.

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am – 4pm (phones off between 1.30-2.30pm)
Wednesday 9am – 1pm
Saturday* & Sunday Closed
*some Saturday morning appointments are available but must be made by prior arrangement

Contacting the Unst Health Centre in an Emergency
During working hours please call 01957 711318.
If you call when the health centre is closed or the line is engaged you will hear a recorded message telling you how to contact the doctor.
After 4pm each weekday and at weekends you will be asked to call the Gilbert Bain Hospital reception on 01595 743000. They will contact the doctor on your behalf.

Services Provided

  • General Medical Services
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Maternity Medical Services
  • Minor Surgery & Joint Injections
  • Contraceptive Services
  • Minor Injuries
  • Children's Immunisations
  • Medicals
  • Health Improvement Services (smoking cessation, weight loss etc)
  • Medical students

Dispensing Practice & Repeat Prescriptions
The safest and most convenient way to order your repeat medication is using the Patient Access app/online
Patient Access
Log in to Patient Access

(For first time set up please contact the health centre.)

Alternatively, you can drop off the list that you receive with your medication or call the health centre.
Repeat prescriptions are dispensed by the Brae Pharmacy and are delivered to Unst three times a week (Mon, Wed & Fri). We recommend ordering when you have two weeks remaining and allow seven days for delivery.
Prescriptions issued at clinical consultation will be dispensed where possible from our dispensary, however we are a small practice and keep a very limited supply of medication on site. You may be asked to come back in 24-36 hours to collect.

Visiting Practitioners
Podiatry – appointments are by referral from the GP.
Midwife – appointments made through the maternity department at the Gilbert Bain Hospital.
Health Visitor – appointments are made by contacting the health centre reception team.

NHS Inform
Information about illnesses, self-help guides, care & support and many other resources is available at