Private GP service
Prompt access to friendly and experienced private GPs at times to suit you.
You can see your choice of male or female GP quickly and easily, at times to suit you. Whether you are looking for a short notice GP appointment, or just want more time to discuss your needs, we can help you feel better, fast.
GPs with access to state-of-the-art facilities and expert consultants all under one roof
Our private GPs work closely with the wider KIMS Hospital team of Nurses, Radiographers, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists and Consultants to provide you with a comprehensive service. Our GP Service includes:
- £90 for a 20 minute consultation
- Choice of male or female GP
- Convenient appointment times to suit you
- Fast access to scans and tests
- Quick referrals to KIMS Hospital Consultants
- Private prescriptions
- Healthy prostate assessment for men over 40 years old
Please note that our Private GP Service is currently only available to adults, i.e. 18+ years of age. If you’d like to see a specialist paediatrician, you can find out more information on our paediatrics page.
Will coming to see a private GP affect my registration with my NHS GP?
The KIMS Hospital private GP service is designed to complement the NHS GP system and allows you to see a GP at times to suit you when you can’t or would rather not see an NHS GP.
Will my consultation be confidential?
Yes, all consultations are confidential; we will only pass on important medical information to your GP with your permission.
How long is a consultation and how much will this cost me?
Appointments are 20 minutes in duration; however, we aim to allow plenty of time for you to discuss your symptoms and concerns with the GP. The cost for the GP consultation is £90.
Do you provide a walk-in or emergency service?
All appointments need to be booked in advance, but we can book short notice appointments on the day if there are still appointments available.
What if I need to have any scans or tests?
If you need any scans or tests, your KIMS Hospital GP can refer you for these. You will be made aware of prices and appointment availability during your appointment.
How and when do I pay for my private GP appointment?
You will pay for your consultation at the time of booking your appointment. We accept payment by credit or debit card.
I have health insurance; can I get cover for my GP appointment?
Every insurance policy is different and you’ll need to contact your health insurance provider to enquire if you have this cover in your policy. Even if the GP appointment is not covered, your insurance provider may cover you for any scans or tests required.
What happens if I need a private prescription?
Your GP can write you a private prescription, and our pharmacy team will be happy to dispense your medication while you wait. If you need a repeat prescription, you will need to book another appointment to see the GP first.
What happens if I need to be referred to a Consultant?
Our GPs work alongside our expert Consultants to provide you with a seamless service. If you need a referral our GPs will provide a written referral letter and our enquiries team will contact you to book an appropriate appointment with a Consultant. Please note that our GPs can’t provide NHS referrals.
What if I need to cancel my private GP appointment?
You will not be charged a fee for cancelling an appointment but please let us know as soon as you can that you need to cancel.
- Make a general enquiry
- Appointment enquiry
Our team are on hand to help answer any queries you might have about coming to KIMS Hospital. You can use the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Alternatively to speak to a member of our team, please call 01622 237 500.