Edinburgh Access Practice

  Description / information
Name of service Edinburgh Access Practice
Remit & Target group Individuals unable to access mainstream Primary Care Service (General Practice)
Services Provided Street sex worker specific (if any) General
  “Respect – Healthcare for women” provides a nurse led drop in clinic on Friday afternoons. It is held at Leith Community Treatment Centre Outpatient Department, Junction Place. Edinburgh. EH6 5JQ.
This clinic focuses on general health concerns such as – wound management, long term condition management, minor illness, BBV screening, vaccinations for Hepatitis A & B, pregnancy testing and contraception advice.
Primary Care Services
Professionals available
(e.g. clinical staff, social workers, drug specialists etc)
General Practitioner
Practice Nurses
Community Psychiatric Nurses
Substance Misuse Team
Does your service use volunteers / peer educators etc.? No.
Where do you offer service(s) from?
(e.g. base/location, outreach, community clinic, drop-in etc)
The Access Point
17 Leith Street

The Cowgate Clinic
20 Cowgate
Service hours / days Monday- Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Catchment area Edinburgh
Eligibility criteria
(including any restrictions e.g. must be drug free / agree to...)
Individuals unable to register with mainstream medial practice
Charging policy
(if any)
Referral Process
(e.g. self or third party referral)
Self referral.
Individuals can present at either location
Referral information required
(including e.g. anonymous access permitted / full identity disclosure required etc)
Initial health assessment will be carried out on registration
Contact information
(for service users)
Telephone: 0131 240 2810
Cowgate Clinic
20 Cowgate
Edinburgh EH1 1JX
Access details
(e.g. induction loop, disabled access, language support available etc)