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Private GP services in Canterbury, Kent

The Chaucer Hospital offers a private face to face GP service to people living in Canterbury and across Kent

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To book a 30-minute appointment with a GP at a cost of £150.00 call 0800 096 2694.

Our booking line is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Please note this is a paying-for-yourself (self-pay) appointment. If you would like to use your private medical insurance for this private GP appointment, you need to speak to your insurance company first to ensure you are covered.

At Chaucer Hospital, we offer private face-to-face GP services to people from Canterbury and across Kent.

Our team is focused on delivering high-quality care, with appointment times to suit your individual needs and schedule. Your private GP will take the time to understand your needs and offer primary care services tailored to you as a person.

Wherever necessary, our GPs can quickly and seamlessly refer you for specialist care from one of our many experts.

Your appointment slot will be approximately 30 minutes for both new & follow-up appointments.

Our GP services provides quick referrals to sophisticated diagnostic services, meaning you’ll get a fast diagnosis to help you access the right treatment for you. Our services allow an easy transition into all healthcare services provided by our hospital, including specialist care and the latest in diagnostic and medical technology.

Our GPs do not see patients under the age of 18.

There are many reasons why you might seek out the services of a private GP. We offer a great quality of care and in-depth consultations, and you will be able to arrange an appointment at a time that suits you. Common reasons people come to our private GPs include:

  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Consultation and treatment of minor illnesses and conditions
  • Ongoing medical care and management of chronic illnesses
  • Health screening
  • Men's health
  • Women's health
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Hormone health and menopause
  • Allergies
  • Skin complaints
  • Family planning
  • STD testing and sexual health
  • Stopping smoking advice and prescriptions
  • Medication review
  • Back pain assessment
  • Cholesterol and blood pressure checks

When you choose to go private for your GP appointment with us, you'll benefit from:

Flexible appointment times

You can book your appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

Fast access to diagnostic tests

You will have access to a range of diagnostic tests, with results typically returned within 48 hours. The range of tests available include blood tests, X-rays, CT, and MRI scans.

A second opinion

If you are living with a health problem or have symptoms you are unsure about, it can be reassuring to get a second opinion. Our private GPs are highly experienced in general medicine and have the time (as well as access to hospital facilities) to make a thorough diagnosis.

Immediate referrals

Your private GP will be able to refer you to a course of treatment as soon as possible. This can be crucial when serious conditions are found.

No. The cost of your GP visit is for consultation and professional advice only, although it does include the cost of writing a prescription if deemed necessary.

The cost of fulfilling the prescription is not covered and varies according to the cost of the medication prescribed. You may want to ask your private GP for a recommendation letter you can take to your NHS GP if the cost of the recommended medication is prohibitive and if it is on the approved NHS medication list.

Yes. All GPs can issue prescriptions. However, a private prescription is different from an NHS prescription. Your GP will discuss this with you during your visit if you need a prescription for medication.

If I'm given a private prescription, where can I take it to be fulfilled?

Most pharmacies will fill a private prescription just as though it was an NHS prescription, but the cost will vary.

Our private GPs offer many services, but we aren’t able to cover:

  • Anyone under 18
  • Controlled drug prescriptions
  • Certain prescriptions for medication to treat your mental health
  • 24- hour health cover or emergency service
  • DVLA, visa or other specific medical checks
  • Repeat prescriptions, except where we have initiated treatment, or (exceptionally) in an emergency
  • Minor surgery
  • Ongoing monitoring of long-term conditions where the NHS might be a more appropriate provider of this chronic disease management service
  • Treatment for a reaction to any prescribed medication (this would be deemed an emergency)
  • Fit notes – often called ‘sick’ notes – for conditions that Chaucer Hospital is not treating

Please note, our service is not designed for medical emergencies. Under these circumstances, it is advisable to dial 111 if you are unsure, or in the case of an emergency 999.

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