Islanders urged to register with GP as Urgent Treatment Centre fees change

The government is encouraging those who are not registered with a local GP to register, to save the additional charges for services. Credit: ITV Channel TV

People in Jersey who are not registered with a GP will face higher charges for treatments at the hospital's Urgent Treatment Centre.

Most treatments are generally offered free of charge to patients at the hospital's Urgent Treatment Centre, but higher fees have been introduced for non Covid-19 related services which ordinarily would have been seen to by practitioners away from the hospital.

The government is encouraging those who are not registered with a local GP to register, to save the additional charges for services.

Anyone not currently registered with a GP will be temporarily assigned to a GP at the UTC. In this case, the following charges will apply for a telephone or face-to-face appointment,

  • Children aged four and under: £20

  • Children aged 5–17 years old: £30

  • Adults 18 years and over: £40

  • A home visit by the Urgent Treatment Centre GP: £60

Islanders who are registered with a GP Practice will now face the following fees for telephone or face-to-face appointments at the UTC:

  • Children aged four and under: Free of charge

  • Children aged 5 – 17 years old: £10

  • Adults aged 18 and over: £20

  • A home visit by the Urgent Treatment Centre GP: £40

They will then be contacted by their GP Practice or temporary GP Practice about the payment of the fee.

The UTC is open from 8am until 10pm, seven days a week and offers a GP out-of-hours service outside its operating hours.