Alyn Smith MP
Alyn Smith MP: Health Factsheet
If your condition is serious or life-threatening you should go to the Emergency Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital or dial 999.
The NHS 24 service is there 24 hours a day to make sure that urgent medical advice and care is always available to you without the need to go to A&E. For non-emergency medical advice you can call NHS 24 on 111.
You should call NHS 24 if:
- you think you need to go to A&E but it’s not life threatening
- you are too ill to wait for your GP practice to open
- you have worsening symptoms of coronavirus
You can also contact your GP practice or local pharmacy as normal during opening hours.
NHS 24 has an online service available 24 hours 7 days a week that can provide information and advice on a wide variety of health issues. NHS Inform provides:
- An updated and expanded Health A-Z
- Answers to common health questions
- Links to local health and support information across Scotland
If you need help to find a local health service you can use the drop down menu to select which service you require – https://nhsforthvalley.com/health-services/local-service-finder/
If you have moved to the area or are having difficulty registering with a GP please email National Services Scotland (Practitioner Services Division) firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0345 300 1024.
Mental Health services are all free on the NHS however in many cases you will need to be referred by a GP or another specialist. Some of the services outlined below may also allow you to self-refer.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health continues to operate within normal hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday-Friday. If you have urgent concerns regarding a child or young person being at immediate risk out with these hours the following help is available:
- Contact NHS24 (111) and ask to speak to a Mental Health Advisor
- Contact your local GP
- Contact Childline Scotland (0800 11 11) or The Samaritans (08457 90 90 90)
- Attend your nearest Emergency Department
Adult inpatient mental health services are provided at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, outpatient services at Stirling Health and Care Village. Online resources can be found here.
Livilands Mental Health Resource Centre (Stirling Health and Care Village) tel: 01786 446 913
Sexual Health Clinic
Attendance at sexual health clinics are by appointment only. The online booking service is currently unavailable, to make an appointment call the booking line: 01324 673 554, open Monday – Friday, 0830 – 1230.
These clinics provide:
- Contraception, including emergency contraception and condoms
- Longer lasting contraception, ie. implants and coils
- Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV
- Safer sex advice, general advice and support
It is important to note that emergency contraception is also available from community pharmacies. Testing for sexually transmitted infections and contraception can also be carried out by your GP.