When visiting the island please be aware that there is no doctor or nurse on the island.
For non-urgent or urgent (same-day) health care ring the Yell Health Centre on 01957 702127 or NHS 24 on 111.
There is a team of trained first responders on the island.
For emergencies any time ring 999.

We recommend you do not travel to the island if you are feeling unwell with symptoms which may indicate a serious condition e.g. chest pain. Please have any potential problems checked out at either the hospital in Lerwick or one of the health centres on the larger islands, such as Yell or Unst, before travelling to Fetlar.

If you have a need for any sort of medication, please do make sure that you have brought sufficient supplies with you to last your stay.

If you are potentially likely to need any medication - perhaps for insect bites - please bring supplies with you.

The health centres on the larger islands do have dispensaries. However, you will need to register as a temporary resident and see a doctor or nurse prescriber in order for medicines to be prescribed and dispensed.