The NHS Grampian, an affiliate of the Scottish National Health Services (NHS), is the main provider of healthcare in Aberdeen. While most expats in Aberdeen choose public healthcare, those who can afford it make use of the private sector.

To receive treatment under the national system, expats need to register with a local general practitioner. GPs are the first port of call for non-emergency medical concerns. Appointments with specialists can only be made via referral from a GP.

The downside of public healthcare in Aberdeen is that patients often face long waiting lists to get treatment. Waiting times at private hospitals are much shorter, but they can be extremely pricey. For this reason, expats wanting to make use of private medical treatment are advised to invest in medical insurance to cover the costs.

Below is a selection of recommended public and private hospitals in Aberdeen.

Public hospitals in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Address: Foresterhill Rd, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN

Aberdeen Maternity Hospital

Address: Cornhill Rd, Aberdeen AB25 2ZL

Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital

Address: Westburn Rd, Aberdeen AB25 2ZG

Private hospitals in Aberdeen

BMI Albyn Hospital

Address: 21–24 Albyn Pl, Aberdeen AB10 1RW

The Aberdeen Clinic

Address: 387A N Deeside Rd, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9SX