If you live in the Aberdeen area and are looking to make your first appointment with a new private GP, this may feel like a daunting task. Mainly because you are used to getting an appointment with your local NHS GP practice, which is usually straightforward. However, with an ever-increasing number of private GPs in Aberdeen, all with different services and prices, we would like to try to help you to make the decision that’s best for you. Therefore, we have listed our Top 5 Private GP clinics in Aberdeen:
- The Aberdeen Clinic – Cults, Aberdeen
- BMI Albyn Hospital – Mannofield, Aberdeen
- BUPA at Blackberry Clinic – Bridge of Don, Aberdeen
- ROC Private Clinic – Westhill, Aberdeen
- Alpha Health Services – Footdee, Aberdeen
Before we get into the full review of our top picks for private GP practices in Aberdeen, there are two other factors that you will be considering when choosing your GP. Firstly, how much does it cost for a private GP appointment in Aberdeen? And secondly, whether you want your appointment to be online via video or in-person at a local clinic. Of course, there are pros and cons to both – in short, if you would rather get access to a GP anywhere in the UK without leaving your home or office in Aberdeen, then a video consultation is a convenient and easy choice for you. However, if you feel like you need to see a doctor in-person, then choosing to travel to a local clinic in Aberdeen will be best for you.
At Vaila Health, we know how important it is to find the best match for your healthcare. You want to feel confident in your care. Different people have different health needs, and this undoubtedly will impact which private GP you choose.
- How much does it cost for a private GP appointment in Aberdeen?
- What’s the difference between video and in-clinic appointments?
- How to get the most out of your Video GP Consultation
Our Top 5 Private GP clinics in Aberdeen
#5 Alpha Health Services – Footdee
Alpha Health Services are an Occupational Health specialist clinic, who offer health surveillance, vaccines and travel health. If you are working in Aberdeenshire, and require a specialist health service surrounding your employment, Alpha Health may be the right choice for you.
Alongside their Occupational Health focus, Alpha Health also have a private GP clinic. They offer private consultations, STD testing, cervical smears and medicals.
The clinic is based in the centre of Aberdeen, so is easily accessed via public transport or by car. The premises has onsite parking and disabled access for those who may require it.
We were unable to find an indication of pricing for Alpha Health Services as they do not display prices on their website. If you choose an appointment here, be sure to ask for pricing in advance.
At the time of writing, Alpha Health Services do not offer Video GP Consultations.
#4 ROC Private Clinic – Westhill
Based in Westhill, ROC private clinic is on the west side of Aberdeen. It is around a 20-minute drive from the city centre. The clinic is within a business park, and has ample onsite parking available with disabled access.
The private clinic offers a variety of investigations onsite, including:
- Heart Tracing
- Lung Function Tests
- Ultrasound Scanning
This means that the onsite GPs have access to a range of investigations quickly, in turn ensuring you receive the results promptly. A standard GP consultation at the practice is 30 minutes long, which costs £145. However, they recommend on your first time visiting making a slightly longer 45 minute appointment, which costs £220.
At the time of writing, ROC Private Clinic do not offer Video GP Consultations.
#3 BUPA at Blackberry Clinic – Bridge of Don
The BUPA Aberdeen Health Centre is based within the Blackberry Clinic. They offer a range of different health assessments and screening which are designed to give you an indication of your current health and identify any potential health risks. If you are seeking a private GP for a health assessment, then you may wish to consider BUPA.
Their core assessment is 60 minutes long and focuses on key areas such as heart health and body composition. The most comprehensive assessment they offer is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including a 60-minute consultation with a BUPA doctor.
The Blackberry Clinic is located a short drive from Aberdeen City Centre and is easily accessible via car or public transport.
Pricing is included for a number of services including Pain Management and Health Assessments but they do not offer pricing for general practice consultation. Be sure to check pricing with BUPA at Blackberry Clinic if you choose to find out more.
At the time of writing, BUPA at Blackberry Clinic do not offer Video GP Consultations.
#2 BMI Albyn Hospital – Mannofield
Located on the outskirts of the city centre. Albyn Hospital is easily accessible and boasts a 27-space car park onsite. In 2019, 98.1% of their patients would recommend Albyn Hospital.
The clinic offers a wide range of services, including clinical psychology and travel clinics. A standard GP appointment costs £100 at BMI Albyn Hospital. There are also shorter 15-minute appointment available at £65, for single problems and less complex cases. They also have a specialist women’s health GP, who offers 45 minutes appointments for new patients, for a fee of £150.
As the clinic is based within the hospital, the practice has access to many onsite services and tests. This means that you can have your tests done immediately, ensuring you get the results quickly and reduces the anxiety of waiting weeks for answers.
At the time of writing, BMI Albyn Hospital do not offer Video GP Consultations.
#1 The Aberdeen Clinic – Cults
The Aberdeen Clinic is a 10-15 minute drive west from the City Centre or 30 minutes via public transport. The centre offers a variety of different clinics including:
- Private GP
- Varicose Veins
In addition to their clinic, The Aberdeen Clinic also have a specialist interest in Occupational Health. They can conduct pre-placement health assessments, including offshore medicals. In addition to this, they also provide health surveillance and travel health. Their focus is geared towards those who may be working offshore and so are unable to attend their registered GP as normal if they become unwell.
The Aberdeen Clinic do not display pricing on their website, so if you make the choice to go with booking an appointment, be sure to ask in advance to avoid an unexpected bill.
You can make an appointment with The Aberdeen Clinic via telephone or email, which can be found on their webpage.
At the time of writing, The Aberdeen Clinic do not offer Video GP Consultations.
If you live in Aberdeen or the surrounding areas and are looking for a new private GP, you have many excellent clinics to choose from. When coming to a decision of which practice suits you best, remember to consider the following:
- Is their pricing within your budget?
- Do they offer the services you require?
- Are they easily accessible for you?
We have outlined our Top 5 Private GP clinics in Aberdeen, to help you along the way with picking your new clinic. Of course, with some GP practices offering video GP Consultations, you are not limited to choosing a private GP practice within Aberdeen.
At Vaila Health, we offer a wide range of health services to people all around Scotland. From face-to-face clinics to online video consultations, Vaila Health will have an appointment style to suit you. Our video consultations give you the opportunity to talk to an experienced GP from the comfort of your own home. We can also process e-prescriptions and send them to your nearest local pharmacy, saving you any hassle. If you are interested in seeing more of what Vaila Health has to offer, why not visit our website www.vailahealth.com.
To find out more about how much a Private GP Consultation costs in Aberdeen, read; How much does a private GP Consultation cost in Aberdeen.
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