Face-to-Face Appointments

All appointment and house-call requests after being signposted by our Patient Advisors, are telephone triaged by a GP. Everything will be dealt with over the telephone where we can, and face to face appointments will be allocated by the Doctor clinically appropriate.
Please be reassured that we continue to have emergency appointments available everyday so that patients who need to be seen that day will be seen.

Telephone Appointments

We operate a telephone triage system, where the GP will deal with what they can over the telephone, and allocate face to face appointments only if clinically necessary. We also offer pre-bookable workers appointments from 8-9am everyday.

NHS Inform

For useful information and self help advice please click on the link below to visit the NHS inform website

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 8am – 5.30pm

Our telephone lines are open from 8.30am
We operate a telephone triage system from 8.30am – 11am everyday
We close for lunch everyday from 1-2pm
The surgery closes at 5.30pm each night.

Welcome to our Practice

South Beach Medical Centre is a large training practice situated in the town of Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast. We recently relocated from South Crescent Road to brand new purpose built premises on Harbour Street, near the Ardrossan harbour. South Beach Surgery started nearly 80 years ago originally in Saltcoats then moved to 17 South Crescent some 40 years later and on 27th May 2014 we opened as South Beach Medical Centre in our new premises in Harbour Street. Over the years the practice has grown from a small 2-3 doctor group with branch surgeries in Stevenston and Ardrossan (Barr Street) to the present 7 doctor practice with practice nurses and full ancillary staff.
In 2002 we were awarded Training Practice status, allowing us to be involved in the teaching of medical students from Glasgow University and to take part in the professional development of qualified doctors wishing to become General Practitioners. The practice was also given a Practice Accreditation award by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Our Services

Useful Links

Mobility Aids Service, 2 Skye Road, Prestwick 01292 817 401. To hire wheelchairs, commodes, walking trolleys, shower seats, etc. collection & delivery service within Ayrshire. Bookings via phone or website, open Mon to Fri .

Video re the benefits of outdoor exercise

Free App for people with COPD

NHS Website

Bereavement Support


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