Private Menopause Consultation

REMEDI HEALTH offers a personal, accessible, private and confidential award-winning consultation service for clients looking for support with perimenopause and menopause.

As a private pharmacy we always do what we can to have your HRT available and work hard to secure supplies at this difficult time.

Book a consultation with one of our specialists at the clinic to see how we can help you. A full hour to talk to someone who really understands and will tailor the approach to you. We also provide video consultations if you are not local to Winchester.

 

Book a Menopause Consultation

Your private consultation is undertaken by a trained and experienced healthcare professional who specialises in the menopause.

Your first one-hour appointment will cover your current physical, emotional and mental health status supported by a menopause symptom questionnaire.

This personalised consultation can take place in the clinic (we love a face-to-face) but also for your convenience, if you prefer, we can use video consultation. Should you require a remote consultation, please book below but send us a message to advise us you’d like to use video.

The fee for this first consultation is £175.00 payable on booking your appointment. We may also suggest blood tests to establish a range of hormone and other markers of your health. The need for any tests will be explained and agreed with you with your results interpreted and discussed in full during a follow-up consultation. These can be done in the clinic at your appointment by our trained clinician.

We also offer a testosterone fast-start service which is available for individuals already on HRT. Please call the clinic to enquire or book a 30 minute consultation below. The fee for the consultation is £100. A baseline blood test is required before starting treatment, which we can do for you at the same time, with a follow-up at 3 months. The blood tests required for testosterone prescribing are £118.00 each time.

Special package price for the first testosterone consultation, bloods at baseline plus first 3 months of testosterone treatment is £295.00. This offers a saving of £42.

All menopause follow-up appointments, usually required at 3 months and annually thereafter, are £100.

Please select a date and time from the calendar for the consultation and enter your details as required.

Any agreed blood tests, prescriptions and follow-up appointments are in addition.

Menopause Initial Consultation
Menopause Follow-Up Consultation
Testosterone Consultation
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Safe, private clinic

Our beautiful award-winning clinic is in the centre of Winchester and we look forward to welcoming you. Keeping you and others safe is our priority and so if you are unwell, please let us know in advance and we will make appropriate arrangements. Or we can see you remotely by video consultation.

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Trained clinicians

Your consultation is undertaken by an experienced and specialist pharmacist who is able to prescribe treatment. We may need to undertake some blood tests to establish a range of hormone and other markers of your health. Your tests will be explained to you and your results interpreted and discussed.

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Your health

Hormones are important because they help to protect a number of different parts of the body, including heart and blood vessels, bones, brain, skin and vagina, so they can all be affected by low levels. We can prescribe oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone where required and indicated for replacement.

About this service

Before seeing Deborah, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire to better understand how you are and your current health status.

During the consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss what this means for you and agree next steps which may include some blood tests.

You will agree a plan with our specialist pharmacist and she will potentially prescribe hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which we can usually dispense for you straight away. If we need to see the results of your bloods before prescribing, then this will be completed the following day.

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What is menopause and perimenopause?

Menopause is a stage in life when the ovaries stop making eggs and start producing less of the hormone oestrogen. The average age of the menopause in the UK is 51, but this can be earlier or later for some. The menopause usually happens gradually – the time leading up to it is called perimenopause, when periods might become more irregular, and sometimes heavier. This often starts at around 45.

 

HRT prescribing

HRT is not a one-size-fits-all treatment.

The decision as to whether to prescribe HRT, the dose of HRT given, the formulation and the duration of its use, is made on an individualised basis after discussing the benefits and risks with each person.

The optimum dose and duration of HRT is decided according to the severity of a woman’s symptoms, her response to treatment and how the HRT is abosrbed and metabolised in her body. We are all different!

HRT is decided in partnership ensuring each individual feels empowered and informed to participate in the decision.

Medicine is both a science, which uses scientific evidence, and an art, to respond to individuals.

 

Are blood tests required?

For some women blood tests are needed to help diagnose the perimenopause or menopause. These tests are usually for younger women under 40 years, and sometimes under 45.

Blood tests are generally not required for prescribing HRT however there may be a reason to undertake blood testing.

Blood tests are sometimes needed for women already on HRT to check estradiol levels where there is a concern that it is not being absorbed from topical treatment. Blood tests are also taken before an individual startes testosterone replacement therapy and to monior levels at 3 months and then yearly.

Any blood samples are taken by our trained clinicians on-site during your appointment and sent to our laboratory for analysis.

Testosterone replacement

National menopause guidance (NICE) states that testosterone can be prescribed to women with lowered sex drive despite taking HRT.

What causes sexuality and desire, or lack of it, is complicated and can change during one’s life. Sexual identity, desire, arousal, orgasm, emotional satisfaction and intention are all involved.

Testosterone can help but there may be other factors at play, and so we listen and involve you in decision-making about treatment. 

In our clinical practice, we also notice that many women notice that adding testosterone improves other symptoms such as brain fog, concentration, sense of calm, anxiety and poor sleep. Although it should be noted that the evidence is still lacking around additional benefits.

Our Testosterone Service is a half-hour, lower cost appointment with a clinician to discuss your suitability for testosterone and the likely benefits of adding testosterone to your HRT regime. You must be on HRT  before starting testosterone, as it won’t work unless you have adequate oestrogen. We will check in your appointment that symptoms likely to be due to oestrogen deficiency are addressed.

We recommend that your second appointment is around 3 months after your first appointment, and then you will then be reviewed annually. The cost of the prescription is in addition, which can then be delivered to your home.

Blood tests are are required at starting treatment and at 2-3 months, and annually to check that you are being treated in the normal female range. We can do your blood test in the same appointment as your consultation.

Can we help you?

Our team are standing by to help you with any questions or queries that you may have. We can advise you on the best test, product or service for your requirements.