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This is PMG’s dedicated young persons’ website.
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Get answers to some of the frequently asked questions about going to the doctors as a young adult
Can I bring someone else with me?
Yes… you can bring anyone you like in with you, like a mate, boyfriend/girlfriend or relative. You can have them wait in the waiting room or come in to see the doctor with you.
Can I come to the doctors alone?
Yes… but they do say ‘two heads are better than one’ so it is worth bringing someone else with you, and it doesn’t have to be a parent/guardian.
Will you tell anyone else that I came?
None of the staff at the surgery will tell any information to your parents or anyone else, not even that you’ve been here… that is of course unless you give them permission to do so. We’ll totally respect your privacy. There are some cases where we might suggest that it’s best to get other people involved, like if there’s significant risk to you or others… but even then we’d discuss this with you first.
Do I have to have my parents/guardians permission to get treatment?
The law states that you must be able to make a sound judgement about the treatment that you might agree to have… your doctor will talk through all of your options and will make sure that you understand exactly what you’re agreeing to. Provided that he/she is happy that you understand what the treatment involves, what’s good and bad about it and what would happen if you don’t have treatment then it’s all good and you can go ahead with your treatment without an adult’s approval.
Someone that knows my parents works at the surgery… will they tell them?
No… when you come to the surgery we’re interested in you as a patient and not your parents or anyone else that knows us.
Can I book an appointment online?
Yes… you’ll need to register first (you can grab a form from the PMG main website at http://www.pmgdoctors.co.uk or from reception but then you can quickly and easily book an appointment on-line.
What do I do when I get there?
When you arrive you’ll need to ‘check-in’ so that we know that you’re here and ready for your appointment. You can do this using the touch screen at the top of the stairs as you come up. If that doesn't work or you need any more help just rock up to reception where they’ll be pleased to help you. Once you’ve done that, just take a seat in the waiting room and wait for your name to come up on the scrolling display or someone to come and collect you.
Check out our video that walk you through visiting the doctors at PMG here.
What if I need some medication?
If the doctor thinks that you need some medication they’ll write you a prescription. Nowadays prescriptions are done electronically … basically they order the medication directly to the pharmacy of your choice (there’s one downstairs below PMG too which makes like easy!) Then you just need to go in any collect them.
The medication will have a label on it that says when and how you need to take your medication. It’s really important that you follow these instructions or the medication might not work properly.
Do I have to pay to see a GP or for my medication?
Seeing a doctor is usually free and you won’t have to pay for your prescription (your medications) either if you’re under 18 or in full time education.