Howden Health Centre is a community health centre and offers a wide range of services.

Community Services have their own separate reception and direct telephone number (01506 423888)

District Nurses

The District Nursing service is based in Howden health centre and delivers nursing care to housebound patients. From Monday to Friday from 0830 to 1630HRS they can be contacted through community reception (01506 423888). At any other time an out of hours District nursing service can be contacted through St Johns Hospital on 01506 523000.

Community Midwives

There are two community midwives based at the Health Centre, and as soon as your pregnancy is confirmed an appointment with the midwife will be arranged for you.  The midwives also run antenatal and postnatal clinics normally on a Tuesday and Thursday.  They provide parenthood sessions, and following the birth of your baby they will visit you at home until the baby is ten days old.

Health Visitors

Health visitors are based at the Health Centre and are closely involved in the healthcare of patients of all ages, but particularly young children. They run groups and clinics to meet the needs of our community.   Please discuss this with your Health Visitor if you wish to attend.

  • Baby clinics:   Wednesdays 9.30 – 10.30am, for advice and baby weighing
  • Assessment and immunisation clinics:    By appointment only


Every Wednesday, and Thursday.  Self referral forms are available from Community Reception.

Couple Counseling Lothian

Tuesdays 4.00pm to 6.00pm, Wednesdays 10.00pm to 5.00pm.  Appointments (0131 556 1527)

Speech and Language Therapy

The NHS Lothian Children’s Speech and Language Therapy department provides a range of services working with families and staff to support children’s communication skills and/or eating, drinking and swallowing needs.