When you book an appointment you are reserving the doctor’s time exclusively for your treatment.
We require 12 hours notice for the cancellation of any appointment, otherwise you will incur the full cost of the booked treatment.
All fees must be paid at the time of consultation. We accept credit/debit cards, BAC’s transfers and cash. Unfortunately we don’t accept American Express.
Payments can be made in person at reception after appointments. We will provide a receipt for all payments which you can use to claim reimbursement from your health insurance if you have cover.
Poole Road Medical Centre NHS Patients
Sadly at current times the NHS regulations stipulate that Dr Alder and Dr Echebarietta are unable to offer private GP services to NHS patients of Poole Road Medical Centre, Wessex Road Surgery, Lilliput Surgery, Parkstone Tower Practice and Heatherview Medical Centre; all together comprising the Shore Medical group. This is because Dr Alder and Dr Echebarietta are both NHS GPs at this recently merged super-practice. Dr Jon Echebarietta can continue to offer minor surgery not available on the NHS to patients of all practices.
Drugs of Addiction
We can’t prescribe any controlled drugs – this includes sedatives, strong painkillers, unlicensed medication or anything that requires a specialist consultation. If you are in need of rehabilitation services we will be happy to direct you towards help but we are sorry that we will not prescribe detoxification medicines.