Temporary Registration

If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.

You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.

Registering as a Temporary Resident 

If you are staying with family and they are currently registered with a Practice in Dunbar, please make contact with that practice.  They will guide you on how to register as a temporary patient.

If you are here independently, attend at any reception desk and they will ensure you are seen by the correct practice. 

Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer urgent and necessary treatment.

You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.

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