BMI The Blackheath Hospital - Minor Injuries Service

BMI The Blackheath Hospital

Minor Injuries Service
 

Minor Injuries Service - Immediate access to a doctor when you don’t want to wait.

Welcome to BMI The Blackheath Hospital Minor Injuries Service. We offer cost-effective diagnosis and treatment for minor accidents and injuries on a walk-in basis. The service is available to adults and children over 3 years of age, with no appointment necessary and is ideal for when you need an immediate appointment with a doctor and you don’t want to go to your local accident and emergency department.

Located right next to Blackheath station, BMI The Blackheath Hospital Minor Injuries Service offers a calm and relaxed environment where you will be seen by experienced nurses and qualified doctors usually within 15 minutes of arriving.

Just some of the services we offer

  • Sprains & fractures
  • Minor wounds
  • Ear, nose & throat
  • Eye conditions
  • Muscolo-skeletal
  • Gynaecology
  • Minor medical conditions
  • Adults + children 3+

No appointment necessary with an initial assessment costing only £49.00

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BMI The Blackheath Hospital offers the convenience of on-site imaging and pathology testing, pharmacy and physiotherapy. BMI The Blackheath Hospital Minor Injuries Service is able to offer private onward referral with specialist consultants for further investigations, should this be necessary.

We're open at the following times for your convenience

Opening Times
Monday to Friday 7am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm

Please get in touch if you have an enquiry on 020 8297 4519.

Blackheath Hospital Outpatient Department
Independents Road
London
SE3 9LF

Our aim, within the Blackheath Hospital Minor Injuries Service is to provide rapid access and treatment to any patients over the age of 3 years who require immediate care.

Our self-pay walk-in service is available for a wide range of minor accidents and injuries, illnesses and clinical tests including: 

  • Sprains & fractures dislocations and other soft tissue injuries
  • Minor wounds
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Eye conditions
  • Musculo-skeletal
  • Gynaecology
  • Minor medical conditions
  • Gastric upsets
  • Adults and chlidren 3+

Additional investigative tests such as blood tests, urinalysis or X-rays will incur an additional cost and these can be carried out during your appointment.

Where you require onward referral to a consultant, physiotherapist or other healthcare professional we will be able to arrange a quick appointment for you without you needing to see your GP. A consultant may even be able to see you there and then.

We offer access to all the facilities and services you would expect of an independent acute general hospital including:

  • Consultation / treatment rooms
  • Advanced diagnostic imaging facilities including X-rays, MRI, CT and ultrasound
  • Pathology laboratory

How does it work?

You’ll be seen by a doctor or a nurse for an initial assessment and depending on the issue, you will either be treated on the spot or referred on to a specialist consultant. The unit offers a calm and relaxed environment where you will be seen by experienced nurses and qualified doctors usually within 15 minutes of arriving.

Initial assessment £49

If you need blood tests, X-rays or other scans, or plaster casts for breaks or fractures these can usually be carried out on-the-spot, however there will be an additional charge.

Please note that emergency treatment is not usually covered by private medical insurance.

The hospital has over 250 staff whose role is to help make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. All our staff have qualifications relevant to their positions, so that they can help deliver consistently high quality treatment.

If you have an enquiry please call 020 8297 4519.

Please note that emergency treatment is not normally covered by private medical insurance. This is a private Self-Pay Minor Injuries Service and each patient will be charged an assessment fee. Further treatment or investigations will incur additional charges - please see our price list for further details.

If you do have private medical insurance any referral on to a consultant is likely to be covered by your insurance, subject to the terms of your policy. You will need to discuss authorisation for any onward referral to a specialist consultant directly with your private medical insurance provider. We therefore recommend that you bring your insurance details with you if this is a possibility.

There is no obligation to proceed with any treatment or investigation after the initial consultation but in the event of a referral to a consultant standard private consultation fees will apply. If you wish, then the centre will ensure onward referral of treatment through a local NHS facility.

We will ask you to pay for your initial assessment up front when you arrive at the hospital. Payment for any tests or additional treatment will also need to be made before you leave the hospital.

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If you have an enquiry please call 0208 297 4519.

Do I need a GP referral?
No, simply turn up.

Do you have consultants on-site?
If you require follow-up treatment we can refer you on to a specialist consultant for a quick appointment or on an emergency basis

Is there anything you can’t deal with?
We can deal with the “walking wounded” but are not set up to deal with complications of pregnancy, acute mental illness, chest pain or if you have had a stroke. We are also unable to treat children under the age of three years old. If you require urgent treatment for a medical emergency we suggest you call an ambulance.

Will I have to wait long?
The unit offers a calm and relaxed environment where you will be seen by experienced nurses and qualified doctors usually within 15 minutes of arriving.

Do you see children?
We can see any child aged 3 years and over.

Do you deal with mental health problems?
Patients suffering from mental health problems are advised to see their GP or contact the local NHS emergency department.

What happens if I need further tests or need to be admitted to hospital?
The majority of patients do not require further tests, however if you do need further tests such as an X-ray or blood tests, you will need to pay for these. A full price list is available.

If you need to see a consultant you won’t need to visit your GP for a referral, we can refer you directly to a suitable specialist. The consultation fee is usually between £90 and £150 depending upon the circumstances and excluding the fee for any further procedures carried out. The cost of further treatment will be confirmed by the consultant following diagnosis.  

Will you tell my GP I have visited?
We will normally contact your GP and let them know the outcome of your visit unless you specifically tell us not to.


I have private medical insurance. Do I still need to pay?
Emergency treatment is not normally covered by private medical insurance. This is a private Self-Pay Minor Injuries Service and each patient will be charged an assessment fee. Further treatment or investigations will incur additional charges - please see our price list for further details.

If you do have private medical insurance and referral on to a consultant is likely to be covered by your insurance, subject to the terms of your policy.

Please bring your policy details with you to your appointment if onward referral is a possibility.

What happens if I become unstable?
If you require emergency treatment that we cannot deal with, we will call an ambulance immediately and get you transferred to an appropriate hospital.

If you have an enquiry please call 0208 297 4519.

 

 
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