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Old Mar 27th 2008, 9:43 am
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Have just got off the phone with our local panel doctors and have been quoted a rediculous amount for meds. Does this seem about right?

Medicals - me, hub and 16 year old son £129.23 each & youngest son aged 13 £99.87
Blood Tests - £123.37 X 4
X-Rays - approx £80.00 each with I guess vat to add too.

OMG in all a whopping £1301.04 if I've added it up correctly. Also does our 13 year old really need blood tests?

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Old Mar 27th 2008, 9:56 am
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I was looking at this last night and it says 15 years and over for blood tests unless there are exceptional reasons to have one prior to that.
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Old Mar 27th 2008, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by Robbo25 View Post
I was looking at this last night and it says 15 years and over for blood tests unless there are exceptional reasons to have one prior to that.
Hi Robbo25

Have just discovered this so hopefully we can knock £123 off the bill and not scare our 13 year old son to bits!

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Old Mar 27th 2008, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by Bonniewoo View Post
Hi Robbo25

Have just discovered this so hopefully we can knock £123 off the bill and not scare our 13 year old son to bits!

Lisa
I know you are not in the best part of the country to do this, but it may be worth shopping around. Just be aware that some panel doctors charge differently. From memory we paid £1000 for 5 of us 2 adults, 13 year old, 8 year old & a 2 year old

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Originally Posted by kev&sarah View Post
I know you are not in the best part of the country to do this, but it may be worth shopping around. Just be aware that some panel doctors charge differently. From memory we paid £1000 for 5 of us 2 adults, 13 year old, 8 year old & a 2 year old

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You're right there isn't really alot of choice near here without driving stupid distances. Have got one other quote which isn't alot cheaper so for now will stick with our nearest doctor. Our other problem is our eldest is 16, so we'll be paying three adult prices.
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http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...17#post6117517

Try this link from the Canadian forum - we are going to fly over from Bristol into Dublin (and still save money including the flight costs)-for our Candian medicals. You would have to check that the NZ immigration recognise this medical centre though.

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Default Re: Booked our meds, do the costs sound sky high?

My partner will be having to go through this soon as i will be sponsoring her iam thinking would it be cheaper for her to get it done in Auckland? If so when we fly out wont she need an ongoing ticket till everything is sorted that side i will be ok with one way ticket any ideas guys?
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http://www.bridge-clinic.com/


Check this place out...we used it and worth paying the petrol when you consider the savings.

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Originally Posted by Tan0410 View Post
http://www.bridge-clinic.com/


Check this place out...we used it and worth paying the petrol when you consider the savings.

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That is the clinic we are going to use.......just up the road from us and there prices seem pretty resonable
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Take food...especially if you're going with kids. We were there three hours in all. Not the smoothest process but worth it given their prices IMHO
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Originally Posted by Bonniewoo View Post
Have just got off the phone with our local panel doctors and have been quoted a rediculous amount for meds. Does this seem about right?

Medicals - me, hub and 16 year old son £129.23 each & youngest son aged 13 £99.87
Blood Tests - £123.37 X 4
X-Rays - approx £80.00 each with I guess vat to add too.

OMG in all a whopping £1301.04 if I've added it up correctly. Also does our 13 year old really need blood tests?

Thanks
Lisa
IIRC mine was about £260 all in for the tests/medical, and it only took 10 mins! My X-ray was about £85....
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Originally Posted by Patrick2007 View Post
My partner will be having to go through this soon as i will be sponsoring her iam thinking would it be cheaper for her to get it done in Auckland? If so when we fly out wont she need an ongoing ticket till everything is sorted that side i will be ok with one way ticket any ideas guys?
Cheaper yes, return ticket yes
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Default Re: Booked our meds, do the costs sound sky high?

Originally Posted by Bonniewoo View Post
Have just got off the phone with our local panel doctors and have been quoted a rediculous amount for meds. Does this seem about right?

Medicals - me, hub and 16 year old son £129.23 each & youngest son aged 13 £99.87
Blood Tests - £123.37 X 4
X-Rays - approx £80.00 each with I guess vat to add too.

OMG in all a whopping £1301.04 if I've added it up correctly. Also does our 13 year old really need blood tests?

Thanks
Lisa
Weve just booked out meds here in Winnipeg 2 adults and a 17 year old pain in the arse opps sorry daughter and the doctor told us a total of $615 for everything
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Default Re: Booked our meds, do the costs sound sky high?

Just gor back from medicals/xrays at docs near Gatwick. We payed £320.00 each for whole lot (meds/bloods/xrays). There were 5 of us and it took from 9.30 to 1.30.
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