APPOINTMENTS 01556 610331 OUT OF HOURS 01556 610331

PRESCRIPTION LINE 01556 613022 NHS24 111


Welcome to the Dalbeattie Medical Practice at Craignair Health Centre

Dalbeattie Medical Practice is based at The Craignair Health Centre in a custom-designed building providing easy access for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

Our aim is to provide the best possible health care for our patients.

Our website is designed for our patients to be able to access information and frequently asked questions with ease.

You will find information on appointments, opening hours, our staff, practice information, self-help and useful links to NHS services and documents.

We always welcome any suggestions to improve our services, so if you do have any suggestions or comments, please let us know at

There are staff on duty within the Clinic from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Outwith these hours, the telephone line 01556 610331 is transferred to the out-of-hours service for the region and should be used only when urgent attention is needed.

Consulting Times

There are appointments available Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5.50pm.

All URGENT problems will be attended to on the day of notification and there is a doctor set aside at all times for emergencies.


News from Dalbeattie Medical Practice / Craignair Health Centre

We are delighted to announce that Dr Gillian Dobie is now a partner at Dalbeattie Medical Practice. We also welcome back Dr Dominic McBride and Dr Angie Augustine our ST3s who will be with us for a year.  Also welcome to Dr Aislinn Browne FY2 who is with us for 4 months and David MacLellan who is a 4th year medical student from Dundee University and will be based at Dalbeattie unit August 2018.

Pictured is Dr Gillian Dobie.


Parking Reminder - Please do not park on the double yellow lines

Please do not park on the double yellow lines even to drop off patients/visitors to the main entrance as this area must be kept clear at all times for emergency vehicles. Anyone ignoring the yellow lines will be asked to move their vehicle.


134 wasted appointments in November 2017

A number of people have complained that they have had to wait longer than normal for a routine appointment. One of the main reasons for this is that, on 134 occasions in November alone, patients failed to show up and failed to cancel their appointment beforehand, appointments that could have been made available to others. If you have an appointment and are unable to attend, please contact us beforehand to let us know. 


Home visits

Please do not ask for a home visit if you are able to attend the surgery. If you wish the doctor to visit, please try to contact us before 9am. This allows the doctors to plan their visits and reduce delays. Homes should be smoke free and please ensure pets are put away in another room.

Online Patient Services now available

Online Patient Services are now available for repeat prescriptions and for checking your appointment time. Email us at and we will send you information on how to access this service online. In your email, you MUST include your full name, date of birth, full postal address, email address and telephone number. Or alternatively you may 'phone the surgery and give us the details verbally.

Then, once you have received your login details, simply click the online patient services button below to access this service.

General Data Compliance Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25th May, 2018. It will replace the 1998 Data Protection Act and introduce new rules on privacy notices, as well as processing and safeguarding personal data.


How to get to Craignair Health Centre / Dalbeattie Medical Practice

Craignair Health Centre is situated on Port Road (A710), Dalbeattie. It has ample on-site car parking and there are also bus services which follow the main roads to and from the town. For timetables, please click here and look at timetables 371, 372, 372a, 501, 502 and 505.


Spiritual Care

Following instructions from The Scottish Government, NHS Dumfries and Galloway has convened a committee to investigate how best to deliver spiritual care to patients in the region.

The goal of this service is that all patients in the NHS, whether in primary (GP) or secondary (hospital) care, feel cared for on all levels - body, mind and spirit.

Scotland is the leading nation within the United Kingdom in this area and it is likely that Dumfries and Galloway will become the leading region within Scotland.

Dr James Clark-Maxwell sits on the Spiritual Care Committee and Dalbeattie Medical Practice was a leading practice in the Community Chaplaincy Listening (CCL) pilot that has now been rolled out as an official government-backed NHS programme.

More information on spiritual care in general can be found by clicking the button below.

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