How Push Doctor serves Edinburgh
As one of the biggest and busiest cities in the UK, Edinburgh's healthcare services have a lot of people to look after. This often translates to long waiting times at walk-in centres.
With Push Doctor, you'll be able to see a GP in minutes. There's no waiting and no worrying, just quick, effective medical advice from an experienced professional.
You can see a doctor on your smartphone, tablet or desktop device from 8am until 8pm every day, including weekends and Bank Holidays.
So this isn't a physical walk-in centre?
Push Doctor isn't a walk-in centre, it's an online healthcare service. You can book an appointment, see a medical professional and receive a prescription without needing to leave the comfort of your home. 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?
Push Doctor has a team of NHS-trained GPs that can offer healthcare advice and prescribe medication, just like a walk-in centre. The difference is that, with us, you'll never need to leave home to see an expert. All you need to do to get started is to register with Push Doctor and set up an appointment. Push Doctor is a convenient service and is usually the quickest and easiest way to receive treatment. However, if you are suffering from a medical emergency, you should seek immediate treatment from a medical professional 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. With same-day appointment slots and no need to travel or queue, you can receive a consultation quickly and hassle-free. Simply set up an account with Push Doctor to book your first appointment.
Where does my prescription get sent to?
After your Push Doctor consultation, any prescriptions you require will be delivered directly to your local pharmacy. So whether you live in Canonmills, Abbeyhill or even Lochrin, you'll always be able to pick up your medication from a nearby location. 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. Booking an appointment with us online is exactly the same as visiting a doctor in person — all consultations are fully confidential and we protect and encypt all personal data used within our platform. Additionally, consultations are not recorded and sensitive data is only saved within your medical record.
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 Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh?
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. You don't need to book an appointment ahead of time or be registed with a doctor at a walk-in centre. 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. They do, however, have specific opening times, meaning you won't be able to recieve out-of-hours treatment. 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. Simply create a Push Doctor account and speak to one of our healthcare experts in no time.