Urgent care centre

At our Urgent Care Centre  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 Urgent Care Centre offers a calm and relaxed environment where you will be seen by experienced nurses and qualified doctors with an initial assessment costing only £69*. No appointment is needed and staff will aim to see all patients within 15 minutes of arrival. 

We offer the convenience of on-site imaging and pathology testing, pharmacy and physiotherapy. Private onward referral with specialist consultants for further investigations is available, should this be necessary. 

We're open at the following times for your convenience:

  • Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm (last appointment at 7.45pm)
  • Saturday 8am - 6pm (last appointment at 5.45pm)
  • Bank Holidays 8am - 5pm (last appointment 4.45pm)

Services & Facilities

Our aim, within the Blackheath Hospital Urgent Care Centre 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
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Gynaecology
  • Minor medical conditions
  • Gastric upsets
  • Adults and children 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 £69 

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. 

How to pay

Please note that emergency treatment is not normally covered by private medical insurance. This is a private Self-Pay Urgent Care Centre walk in clinic 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. 

The BMI card 

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