We are pleased to announce that we are still open for face-to-face appointments whilst we are in lockdown because we are a healthcare service and are allowed to continue to see patients as per Government guidelines. You are allowed to travel for medical/healthcare appointments during lockdown.
We have taken extensive measures to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and students in the current environment.
If you are interested in booking a face-to-face appointment, please take some time to read the information below so that you know what measures we have put in place and what to expect in your appointment.
Hear what one of our patients has to say about visiting the Clinic at this current time:
In order to ensure that it is clinically appropriate to offer you a face-to-face appointment, we will be doing a pre-appointment risk assessment for each patient over the phone. The aim of the risk assessment is to identify any factors which may be relevant when deciding with you whether a face-to-face appointment is right for you.
Risk Assessment by phone:
We need to do this to screen you to see whether you have any medical conditions which are on the NHS high-risk or moderate-risk categories for COVID-19. This will include whether you live with someone who may be in one of these categories. We will also ask how you would travel to the clinic; this allows us to consider the risk to you of travelling by public transport. It will also help us to plan our car parking allocation to ensure parking is available if you drive to the clinic.
If this assessment indicates it is safe for you to come to see us, then we will arrange for the clinic reception to contact you to arrange an appointment.
We have the following measures in place for when you visit the Clinic.
We will have one toilet available for patient use which will be cleaned and disinfected after each use.
BCOM Clinic is a charity and we keep our prices as low as possible. PPE is expensive and we have therefore decided to add £1.50 to the cost of each standard/concessionary appointment. Payments will be taken by credit/debit card over the phone. For our price list click here.
IMPORTANT: We will ask all patients not to attend if they are self-isolating and to agree to this in writing. We will send you details of who is currently being advised to self-isolate due to possible Covid-19 exposure. If you should be self-isolating, we will ask you to wait until the self-isolation period is over; we can offer you a video appointment in the meantime. If you do need someone to attend with you, they will also need to agree, in writing, to not attend if they are self-isolating.