Ultrasound Scans without a GP Referral
An ultrasound scan, or sonography, is a medical imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to generate real-time images of the structures inside the body. Ultrasound tests are safe, non-invasive, painless procedures that provide images, enabling healthcare professionals to observe and evaluate the internal organs and tissues.
If you have a medical concern that needs to be investigated further, you can choose to have a fast-track ultrasound scan without a doctor’s referral at The Scan Clinic, London. The scans, performed by our specialists, can provide detailed information about your body and help identify the cause of your concerns or symptoms, allowing quicker diagnoses and treatment.
At The Scan Clinic, you will not need a doctor’s referral for an ultrasound scan and can refer yourself for an ultrasound scan for a same-day or convenient appointment.
Ultrasound scans are extremely safe and do not expose you to harmful radiation.
Can I get an ultrasound without a referral?
Ultrasound is a safe imaging procedure to image the body. Typically a referral is required for this test however at The Scan Clinic, you do not need a doctor’s referral for an ultrasound scan and can refer yourself. Our philosophy is to allow greater patient access to affordable premium imaging without long waiting times giving more control over their health.
Reasons to Self-Refer for an Ultrasound Scan
- Accessibility: Recognising the urgency of health matters, we acknowledge that waiting isn’t an option. Opt for our self-referral feature to swiftly access the care you require, eliminating the need to wait for appointments and concerns about unnecessary delays.
- Quality: At The Scan Clinic, your well-being is our utmost concern. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled team, we guarantee the most precise and dependable ultrasound imaging for your peace of mind.
- Affordability: Our commitment to accessible healthcare extends to affordable pricing for all our services. We strive to ensure that quality care doesn’t come with a hefty price tag, making health services attainable for everyone.
- Expertise: With a wealth of experience, our team is dedicated to guiding you through your ultrasound journey. From addressing your queries to instilling confidence in the capable hands overseeing your health, we’re here for you. We have provided our expertise to the NHS and the public since 2011.
- Control: Opting for self-referral not only expedites diagnoses but also facilitates personalised care, putting you in the driver’s seat of your health journey with greater control.
Benefits of a Self-Referral Ultrasound Scan
Ultrasound is a remarkably efficient imaging technique applicable to various medical concerns and conditions. These include:
- Assessing the urinary tract, encompassing the kidneys, ureters, and bladder (KUB).
- Examining both the upper and lower abdomen, as well as the pelvis.
- Conducting gynaecological evaluations, particularly focusing on the female pelvis.
- Performing Musculoskeletal (MSK) assessments, which involve assessing joints, muscles, and other soft tissues. This may include the scrutiny of superficial lumps and bumps.
- Conducting a thorough examination of soft tissue abnormalities.
Some common reasons for self-referring to an ultrasound scan include:
- Abdominal pain
- Localised swelling or lumps
- Suspected issues with reproductive organs
- Musculoskeletal or sports-related injuries
- Known family history health screening
- Monitoring of a condition or to gain additional insight
How to Self-refer for an Ultrasound Scan
Self-referring for an ultrasound scan at The Scan Clinic is simple. To access this service, you can follow the 4 simple steps outlined below:
1. Choose your scan(s)
Have a look through our website to see what scans you need. If you are unsure call our friendly customer care team who can guide you.
2. Schedule an appointment
You can book an appointment online using our user-friendly website or call our dedicated patient care team.
2. Prepare for your ultrasound scan
Before you attend your appointment, follow the preparation instructions provided by us. These instructions can include fasting or filling your bladder. This is important as it helps to get the most information from the scan and can provide better images. Dress comfortably and be ready to discuss your symptoms or concerns with the ultrasound specialist.
3. Attend your appointment
Arrive at The Scan Clinic on the day of your ultrasound scan. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly and professional clinical support team. Shortly after you will be taken into the scan room and meet your highly skilled ultrasound practitioner who will guide you through the procedure. They will apply a special gel to the skin and use a transducer to capture ultrasound images.
4. Receive your results
Our expert specialised ultrasound practitioners will interpret the images and generate a detailed report following the ultrasound scan. We will provide you with a digital copy of these results securely.
Book Your Self-referral Ultrasound Today
Refer yourself for a private ultrasound scan today. The Scan Clinic provides affordable and accessible healthcare, with personalised quality care to everyone.