Frequently Asked Questions
Consultdoc is owned by Consultdoc Limited registered in England and Wales. Registered No: 13003282. Registered office: 167-169 Great Portland street, 5th Floor, London, W1W 5PF. We provide an online private general medical service. In simple terms, Consultdoc will help you to access doctors conveniently through its online platform.
This service is authorised and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Doctors on Consultdoc platform are UK based GPs with full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and full membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). They work with the NHS and also provide their service on this platform.
Consultdoc platform was formed mainly to supplement and support NHS primary care service following the pressure and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is by no means a replacement for NHS service, so patients are encouraged to use their NHS primary care service as a first point of contact for treatment. Consultdoc digital platform is a service created for routine non-emergency care and patients that require emergency care are advised to seek alternative services for emergency care. As the service is only offered through a digital consultation (i.e., video and telephone), any patient that requires a face-to-face assessment is advised to see their registered NHS GP for further assessment.
We undertake online clinical assessment, diagnose, give self help advice and treat common minor ailments and conditions. All our consultations are provided online either through a video or telephone consultations. We can issue a private prescription, fit note and private referral etc.
We give medical advice and treat everyone with common primary care conditions such as:
Allergies like hay fever
Ear Nose and Throat problems
Medical advice after a surgical procedure in hospital
Mental health problems
Musculoskeletal problems like arthritis
Respiratory problems like chest infection
Skin conditions like acne or eczema
Stomach problems like flare up of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Urinary problems like Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
And many more.
We are unable to treat trauma and emergency problems or conditions that require a face to face assessment.
We are unable to treat or prescribe medications for long term health problems like diabetes.
We are unable to prescribe unlicensed medicines or controlled drugs such as Morphine as they are subject to high levels of regulation as a result of government decisions about those drugs that are especially addictive and harmful.
In all these situations, we will ask for your consent to contact other services that can treat you such as your NHS GP or we can speak with the on call specialist team to arrange a same day emergency care in the NHS if needed.
We give medical advice and self help measures on managing your conditions. We may issue private prescriptions if appropriate. If you are issued a prescription, it will be sent directly to your preferred pharmacy. We may refer you to a specialist if your condition is severe and cannot be treated by us. We may direct you to alternative services when appropriate.
The cost for one off consultation is:
£48 for each online video consultation and £30 for telephone consultation which can last between 15 to 30 minutes. £200 for specialist consultation which gives you access to top senior doctors (consultants) in their various area of specialties.
£30 for administrative letters and referrals etc.
Free for fit note, MAT B1 certificate and a private prescription. But you may need to pay your pharmacy the cost of dispensing a private prescription.
You can also join our exclusive health club with just £13 a month for a 12-month contract and you will get unlimited telephone and video consultation with our GPs anytime. Alternatively you can join the premium health club for £99.99 a month for a 12-month contract to get all our exclusive club benefits plus specialist consultations which is limited to up to 6 consultations within a 12 month period. Please see the services page on how to join. You can cancel within 14 days if you change your mind. Please see section 7.2 of our terms and conditions for further details. We offer student discount (10% OFF) for one offs GP consultation. Please send us a copy of your valid student identity card to firstname.lastname@example.org to get your discount.
Consultdoc offices are currently based in London and Hampshire in England.