Coastal Private GP & Aesthetics

FAQs

Some common Private GP service FAQs

Your appointment fee covers the consultation time along with administrative tasks that might be a result of this (writing prescriptions, referral letters and sick notes). The cost of your medication along with a dispensing fee will be payable to your pharmacist.

The cost of laboratory testing varies widely and would start at £100 upwards.

Radiology is accessed through private providers and the cost of this service would need to be paid directly to them.

The standard GP consultation is 20 minutes- some consultations may take longer. Our standard menopause consultation is 30 minutes and it would be advisable to book a 30 minute appointment for mental health concerns or if you wish to deal with more then one issue during a consultation. If you’re not sure then please contact reception on 01489 347095
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We can access all laboratory investigations at the clinic including blood tests, microbiology samples and histology. Should radiology investigations like X-rays or scans be required then we will refer you to our private providers. All laboratory investigations and scans will involve additional fees.

We are able to offer a travel vaccination service- see details in the services section.

We do our best to accommodate urgent appointments however in an emergency we would advise you contact 111 or, in a life-threatening emergency, 999.

If you have an urgent complaint then please phone the clinic to see if they can accommodate you in a same day slot.

For repeat of prescriptions previously issued by Coastal Private GP there will be a £15 administrative charge.

We would advise keeping your NHS GP. With your consent we would share all consultations and prescriptions.

Home visits may be available on request- the cost of these will be £250 (plus travelling time dependant on location).

We know what a challenging time the menopause can be for some women. With our specialist menopause package, you can be assured all your symptoms will be addressed. Our GPs can prescribe the full range of HRT including testosterone to balance your symptoms and let you carry on with your life. For more information about our menopause package please click here.

We do not have access to your NHS notes- in most cases this is not a problem but if you have complex symptoms, you might find it helpful to bring any consultant letters, medication lists or your NHS app with you.

We can make private referrals to all services and consultants. We are able to make emergency and cancer referrals on the NHS. Some routine NHS referrals do need to be sent through your NHS GP and these are submitted at their discretion. NHS investigations (blood tests and scans) are not available through private providers.  

We can do most DVLA medicals (taxi/HGV), emigration medicals, travel medicals. We are a MCA approved Doctor so we can complete ENG1 medicals. We cannot conduct dive medicals or shotgun license medicals. It is advisable to phone or email us with the forms to check they are suitable for our doctors before booking. DVLA medicals are directly bookable on the website.

Private prescriptions are payable directly to the pharmacy. Most medications cost around £10 but your doctor can advise you regarding higher cost medications. HRT can cost between £10 and £50 every 3 months. We encourage patients to access out local independent pharmacies, but we do have access to online postal pharmacies where that is more convenient.

We can assess all skin lesions for removal- typically we would remove benign (non-cancerous) growths which would include cysts, lipomas, warts and seborrheic keratosis. To streamline the process, we ask you email a photo of the lesion including size and location to doctor@coastal-clinic.co.uk and we can let you know if removal is possible. If you do not have access to email pop into reception and our team will be happy to help you.