Frequently Asked Questions

Non-urgent advice: FAQ's

Can I see a doctor on my own?

It's fine to see a doctor or nurse alone if that’s what you prefer, and also fine to come with a parent/ family member or friend.

Does my parent/ guardian need to know? 

Provided the doctor or nurse considers you to be competent to make choices about your own health, you do not need to discuss this with parents. However you would be encouraged to do so if you feel comfortable.

Can I request a particular doctor or nurse? 

Yes you can choose which ever health professional you are comfortable seeing.

I feel anxious about coming to see a doctor and worry about how to explain my problems 

Take a look at this useful website with helpful information about when you come to the doctors: