Chelsea Medics are an approved Government provider of the Test to Release scheme to reduce the self-isolation period after international travel. We also offer a comprehensive range of COVID-19 services including validated and reliable Antigen & Antibody Tests, Return to Work Services, COVID-19 Certificate for International Travel or a Post-COVID Check-Up.
We offer COVID-19 PCR Swab Testing to determine whether you may or may not currently have Sars Cov-2- COVID-19. If you have no symptoms we carry this out in our clinic. If you have symptoms, this can be done at home. The swab is sent to a validated UK laboratory for testing. Once the results are in, one of our Doctors will be in touch to discuss the results with you.
Your PCR swab test result will allow you to make informed decisions about self-isolating to protect your family, colleagues and others from the COVID virus. If you think you may have had COVID-19 in the past, then our antibody test may give you a more useful result.
PCR swab results are typically available within 24 hours, but this depends on the demands on the laboratory that day and can take up to 72 hours.
Choosing the most accurate, reliable test for our patients has been our priority, so we’re delighted to announce that we are now offering the Quantitative antibody test which detects your IgG and IgM antibodies.. This laboratory-based antibody test is proven to be 99% accurate and approved for use by Public Health England. This test helps detect the IgG antibody to SARS-CoV-2 and can determine if you have antibodies as a result of having had the virus.
Producing antibodies after an infection takes time, so the test is best taken 14 to 21 days after you start experiencing symptoms. The test is carried out in clinic, where we will take a blood sample from the arm which will then be sent to our laboratory to be tested in a controlled, sterile environment.
MEDICATION DELIVERY SERVICE
We now deliver medication from our pharmacy directly to our patients’ homes or places of work, meaning patients are able to avoid unnecessary visits to the clinic. This is particularly important for those who are shielding.
A new prescription can be organised by arranging a virtual consultation with one of our GPs to discuss your concerns and receive a diagnosis.
We can then either send you your prescription or have your medication delivered to your door.
If you are unable to attend the clinic, most blood tests can be arranged at home by Chelsea Medics for your convenience. A phlebotomist will arrive at your home by appointment on a day and time to suit you. They will draw blood samples that will immediately be sent to our partner laboratory for analysis.
We can also do at-home PCR Swab Tests for COVID infections. Our courier brings the test to your home and waits while you do the swab. It is then taken immediately to the lab for testing. This can be organised on the same day and results are available within 48 hours.
COVID RETURN TO WORK
Our practice can offer a wide range of COVID services for both employers and employees. This includes testing for both the virus and antibodies as we return to a more normal working environment, guidance on the latest medical updates and advice on social distancing in the workplace. Consultations with our Doctors can be via video, telephone or face-to-face in the clinic. Get in touch to find out more about our bespoke COVID Return to Work Services.
COVID 19 TRAVEL
Restrictions on international travel are gradually being lifted, but many countries require a medical certificate showing a negative COVID 19 test result, either to enter the country or to avoid the need to quarantine for a specified isolation period. Please check the requirements specific for your destination, particularly in relation to how soon before departure the test must be taken. Our turnaround on a COVID 19 test result and Fitness for Travel certificate is within 72 hours (Monday to Friday).
TEST TO RELEASE
The Government has introduced a Test to Release programme to reduce the self-isolation period for international travellers arriving in England. Chelsea Medics are an approved Government provider.
By taking a COVID-19 rt-PCR test at a Government-approved clinic you can reduce your self-isolation period from 10 days to just five days if you test negative. The earliest you can take your test is a full five days after you left your international destination.
For example, if you leave a country on Monday morning and arrive in England on Monday afternoon, Tuesday will be your first full day of self-isolation. You can take a test no earlier than your 5th full day of self-isolation, which would be Saturday. You must continue to self-isolate while you await your test result.
The rules on international travel are constantly changing so please check the government’s website to find out which countries are on the travel corridors list.
Get in touch to find out more about our bespoke COVID Test to Release Service or fill in the contact form below.
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COVID 19 Swab & Antibody Testing
We offer both the Virus and Antibody Tests and have chosen the most accurate and validated tests available; the COVID19 PCR Swab test determines whether you currently have Coronavirus and the Quantitative Antibody Test which detects your IgG and IgM antibodies to determine whether you have previously had Coronavirus.
Long COVID Recovery Clinic
Our aim is to support you in taking control of your symptoms, whatever they may be,
achieving optimal health and wellbeing. At Chelsea Medics we have affiliated with a team of top London Consultant Specialists to treat the wide range of Long COVID symptoms.
Post-Vaccination Side Effects
Side effects to the Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines are normal signs that your body is building protection to the COVID virus. We can provide medical care if the symptoms you're experiencing persist.
Virtual Specialist Referrals
Rapid access to world-renowned consultants and other health specialists is an essential and long-standing component of our private GP service and we can now arrange virtual consultations to ensure your health concerns are met.
Annual paediatric health checks, development checks, immunisations (Meningitis vaccine, Chickenpox vaccine) and acute and long term medical and surgical needs and referral to a paediatrician.
Young Person Health Screening
Annual youth assessment including nutrition, sports health checks, hormonal and all aspects of mental health including effects of social media, depression and anxiety.
Regular gynaecology screening, cervical smears, mammograms, bone density scan, ovarian tumour markers, menopause management (perimenopause, bio-identical hormones, HRT) and antenatal care.
Annual WellMan medicals looking at all aspects of men’s health including cardiovascular risk assessment, cancer screening including testicular and prostate, and stress assessment and management and sports health optimisation.
Management of common sports injuries, access to expert physio and rehab with radiological assessment and treatment.
Medical Health Screening
Bespoke health screenings enable us to detect any health issues early, particularly breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease. Executive health checks.
Referrals to Consultant Specialists
Personal individualised referrals, rapid access to renowned high-calibre consultants, who we personally know. Arrangement of second opinions.
We organise Rapid Referrals for acute assessment and admissions with renowned specialists as appropriate.
We employ the latest advances in genetic testing to develop a bespoke nutrition, fitness and overall lifestyle plan that means you can successfully reach and accomplish your individual goals.
We offer home visits in our opening hours and visit hotel guests as requested.
Travel Advice and Vaccinations
We offer detailed travel consultations and travel vaccinations plus the latest health advice on travel to high-risk destinations. We are a designated yellow fever centre.