Do you need a doctor now?

Our male and female GPs can discuss any concerns you have about your health, so arrange to see us about:

  • Abdominal aches and pains
  • Allergies
  • Back problems
  • Blood pressure
  • Bowel problems
  • Concerns about cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive health
  • Earache, sore throat or swallowing problems
  • Eye problems
  • General aches and pains
  • General health concerns
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint pain and possible arthritis
  • Men’s health
  • Skin complaints, including cysts, acne and dermatitis
  • Sleep concerns
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Urinary problems
  • Women’s health

We have plenty of free parking, including disabled spaces, and there’s a drop-off point right outside reception.

You’ll have 25 minutes with your GP, who will take the time to thoroughly discuss your health concerns. They’ll also arrange any tests, scans or follow-up appointments and discuss their costs with you. Our pharmacy is also available if you need to fill a prescription.

We’ll send you a letter detailing your appointment, and a copy will be sent to your NHS GP.

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I have a question about seeing a private GP

What conditions can I see the GP about?

We can deal with any condition you would usually see your NHS GP about, including:

  • Abdominal aches and pains
  • Allergies
  • Back problems
  • Blood pressure
  • Bowel problems
  • Concerns about cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive health
  • Earache, sore throat or swallowing problems
  • Eye problems
  • General aches and pains
  • General health concerns
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint pain and possible arthritis
  • Men’s health
  • Skin complaints, including cysts, acne and dermatitis
  • Sleep concerns
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Urinary problems
  • Women’s health

Our female GPs can also discuss HRT, osteoporosis and bone health, incontinence and menstrual health.

What does the private GP service not cover?

Exclusions include ante-natal, existing cancer diagnosis (though we can discuss health concerns not related to an existing cancer diagnosis) and children under 18 years of age. We also don’t offer:

  • 24-hour health cover or an emergency service
  • DVLA, visa or other specific medical checks
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Repeat prescriptions, other than where we’ve initiated treatment, or (exceptionally) in an emergency
  • Minor surgery
  • Ongoing monitoring of long-term conditions where the NHS might be a more appropriate provider
  • To be treated for a reaction to any prescribed medication (this would be deemed an emergency)
  • Providing routine sick notes for conditions we’re not treating
  • COVID-19 testing
Does seeing a private GP affect my relationship with my NHS GP?

Booking a private GP appointment won’t affect the care you receive from your NHS GP, and you should stay registered with your local NHS practice in case of emergency.

What measures do you have in place to keep me safe during my appointment?

We’re continuing to follow all Government regulations and coronavirus guidance and our consultation rooms have been set up to allow for social distancing. Your GP will be wearing personal protective equipment throughout your appointment and anti-bacterial handwash is available for you and your GP. Find out how we're keeping you safe.

How much does a private GP appointment cost?

A 25-minute appointment costs £95.

If you need an x-ray, these cost from £80. Our self-pay prices are available here.

Does the GP appointment include any follow-up tests, scans or appointments?

No; but your GP will explain if any follow-up is needed, what’s involved and how much it will cost.

I need to cancel my private GP appointment – how does this work?

You have the right to cancel your appointment, however any fees you’ve paid will be non-refundable. Please call us on 01580 363158 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday).

What’s included in my private GP appointment?

In addition to a consultation with the GP, your appointment may also include:

  • Writing a private prescription
  • Providing a referral to a Consultant
  • Recommending and referring you for additional tests, scans or x-rays
Do the private GPs deal with emergencies?

If you have an emergency medical situation, please contact your NHS GP, call NHS 111 or 999.

Benenden Hospital
Goddard's Green Road
Benenden 
Cranbrook
Kent 
TN17 4AX

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