Langabhat Medical Practice

Leurbost, Lochs, Isle of Lewis HS2 9JP
Tel: 01851 860222

Western Isles COVID-19 Hotline

NHS Western Isles has today launched its new dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) health support telephone line for those living and working within the Western Isles. The number is 01851 601151.

This local service has been set up to answer general health queries or concerns from members of the public, health and social care staff and category 1 responders, regarding the Covid-19 situation. The line will be operational from 09.00am-5.30pm Monday-Friday and will complement the range of services already established by NHS Western Isles and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar earlier in the pandemic.

Dr Maggie Watts, NHS Western Isles Director of Public Health, said “We know that people still have lots of questions about COVID-19 infection. This line will provide an additional resource that can help answer these queries and support our local population in understanding more about the virus, the disease it causes and the important ways in which they can help reduce its impact in our communities.”

Information can also be found at the new local support website, which is a one-stop gateway offering easy access to essential and accurate information. It can be accessed at

Please note – if you or a member of your household is experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, then you should still call NHS24 on 111 in the first instance. Further information can also be found on NHS Inform at


Scottish Government latest guidance: If you need a sick note due to coronavirus, don’t contact your GP or NHS 24. You can download an isolation note directly from NHS Inform here.