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Out of Hours EmergenciesCall 111 (open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year)

NHS Tayside has commissioned the Fife Primary Care Emergency Service in conjunction with NHS 24 to deal with emergencies that occur out of hours.

The service is for urgent and emergency problems and should not be used to avoid the inconvenience of consulting during the day.   Please do not contact the service for a second opinion or for anything which can wait until the next working day.

When you call your condition will be assessed and you will be directed to the most appropriate source of help. That could be your GP surgery, an out-of-hours GP, A&E, a local urgent care centre, emergency dentist or a late-opening pharmacy.

If you have a minor ailment you could visit your local pharmacy who will be able to provide you with some help or signpost you onto the next available service.

In any emergency, you should call 999. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

Mental Health Emergency

You should call 999 or go to A&E if you, or someone you know, experiences a life-threatening medical or mental health emergency. These are cases where there is immediate danger to life or physical injury. A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency. If you feel like you may be close to acting on suicidal thoughts or have seriously harmed yourself, you should call 999 or go to A&E directly if you need immediate help and are worried about your safety.