West Calder Medical Practice

Self Help



Smoking Cessation Service

This is provided by a specialist team based at Bathgate Health Centre (01506 651 829). Most local pharmacies are also able to assist if you want help to give up smoking.


Social Work Addictions Team


The Social Work Addictions Team (SWAT) aims to enable individuals and families to take positive steps to recover from problematic alcohol and/or drug use. To ensure all clients with children are helped to become more aware of the impact on children of parental alcohol and/or drug use as well as the risks to the safety and wellbeing of children. SWAT is one of four services working together, known as the West Lothian Addictions Care Partnership* to ensure clients are able to access the most appropriate help as quickly as possible. [* The West Lothian Care Partnership consists of SWAT, NHS Addictions Service, West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service and Cyrenians Recovery Service working together to provide access to drug and alcohol treatment, counselling and support.

Muscle or Joint Pain Service

NHS Lothian have a dedicated muscular and joint pain advice service available for all patients aged over 16. Please telephone 0845 604 0001 between the hours of 9am and 6pm Mon-Fri.

NHS 24

NHS 24 are available to advise on general health issues. The service is staffed by fully qualified nurses and is available 24 hours per day. Contact number is 111

Citizen's Advice

We have an advisor from CAB working from the building on a Tuesday afternoon. If you have an issue you would like to discuss please arrange an appointment via reception. See Citizen's Advice Bureau Advice Guide Scotland Website