How Push Doctor serves Byker
Byker, located in the busy city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, is home to thousands of people. This can make it hard to be seen quickly at the local walk-in centre.
With Push Doctor, you can see a GP online in minutes via video consultation using your phone, tablet or laptop.
Appointments are available8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.
So this isn't a physical walk-in centre?
Push Doctor is an online-only healthcare service run by qualified GPs. Without needing to leave you home, you can video call or text chat with a trained GP and have prescriptions sent to your local pharmacy. All you need to do to get started is to register and book an appointment.
Should I use this service or go to a walk-in centre?
Our NHS-trained doctors are fully qualified and can, in most situations, diagnose and prescribe treatment over video calls or text chat. Simply sign up with Push Doctor by creating an account, and book an appointment with one of our GPs. Push Doctor makes it easier to recieve healthcare advice, however, in a medical emergancy, you dshould always seek immediate assistance from a doctor in person.
How much time will I save?
Push Doctor streamlines how long it takes to be seen by a medical professional, meaning you can get your prescriptions faster than visiting a GP in person. We let you book appointments for the same day, meaning you can be seen by a doctor right away. Plus, you won't even need to leave your home. To book your first online appointment with a fully-trained GP, simply create an account with Push Doctor.
Where does my prescription get sent to?
After your Push Doctor consultation, any prescriptions you require will be delivered directly to your local pharmacy. This means whether you live in Ouseburn or St Anthony's, you can easily get your prescriptions without the headache. Just set up a Push Doctor account to get started, then book your first online appointment with one of our trained GPs.
Is seeing a doctor online safe?
You're always safe when booking an appointment with a Push Doctor GP. We're closely regulated by the NHS and have an excellent track record when it comes to data security and privacy. In the same way as visiting a doctor in person, your appointments with our GPs are completely private and confidential. Any information used within our platform is also encrypted for total security. Plus, none of your video consultations or text chats are recorded — your medical record is the only place where sensitive data is saved .
Can I see an online doctor with the NHS?
Yes, you can see an online doctor with the NHS if your GP surgery has partnered with us. If we're not currently partnered with your local surgery in Byker, you can still see an online doctor privately for a fee. Find out if your surgery is eligible by clicking here
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Looking for a walk-in centre in Byker?
With Push Doctor, you can speak to a doctor online, on any device, in minutes.
We’re here 365 days a year, including weekends and bank holidays. Our doctors can treat almost everything your own GP can.
They can also write same-day prescriptions, fit notes and referrals. See a doctor for just £45.
What is a walk-in centre?
Walk-in centres are sites that provide medical attention for routine ailments and injuries. Walk-in centres are popular because you don't need to be registered to recieve treatment. Unfortunately, however, walk-in centres may require a long waiting period as you'll need to queue to see a doctor. Push Doctor offers a more convienient solution, allowing you to video call a GP from home.
What services do walk-in centres have?
Walk-in centres provide advice and treatment for a number of minor illnesses and injuries, including:including:-
- Coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms
- Skin conditions
- Stomach upsets
- Asthma and other breathing problems
- Back pain
- Ear, eye and throat infection
- Cuts, strains and sprains
Can you just go to a walk-in centre?
Yes, provided your local walk-in centre is open, you can go whenever you need to. If you do visit a centre, however, you'll need to make sure you're ariving during opening hours as they can varry from site to site. Although you won't need an appointment to be seen in a walk-in centre, you will need to wait until a doctor is available to see you. This can very greatly depending on how busy the centre is, meaning you could be waiting for hours.
What's the alternative to a walk-in centre?
For those who don't want to travel and queue in a walk-in centre, there's an alternative. Pushdoctor can connect you with a healthcare expert without the need to visit a centre. All our GPs have been NHS-trained and are fully qualified to prescribe medication, all over video chat, meaning you'll never need to leave your home to see a doctor. Get the care you need without the queues by setting up a Push Doctor account and speaking to one of our experts.