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Top 6 Private GP clinics in Aberdeen [reviewed 2020]

Doing the research to find yourself a new private GP can be a daunting prospect. There are often multiple clinics to choose between in your area, all of which offer different services and options. At Vaila Health, we know how important this decision is for you, and the different points you should be considering when picking a new GP.


If you live in Aberdeenshire and are looking for a private GP, you may find this post helpful. In this article, we will run through our Top 5 private GP clinics in Aberdeen, discussing their prices, location and services.


Our Top 6 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.


#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.


#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.


#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.


#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

  • IBS

  • Hernia

  • Varicose Veins

  • Allergies

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.


You can make an appointment with The Aberdeen Clinic via telephone or email, which can be found on their webpage.


In summary


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?

By considering the above points, you will be able to quickly decipher out of our top 6 private GP clinics in Aberdeen, which clinics suit you and which are not suitable.


If you'd like to read a little more about how much private healthcare costs in Aberdeen, take a look at our blog: How much does a private GP appointment cost in 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 and telephone 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.


If you would like more information about our video consultations, or about anything in the article, why not pop us an email at hello@vailahealth.com


Dr Darcy Wilson

hello@vailahealth.com | www.vailahealth.com

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