Consultant Fees & Using Medical Health Insurance
Consultant & Hospital Fees
Consultation fees are available on request directly from our secretaries.
The outpatient appointment fees are for consultation only. This fee does not include:
- X-rays, ultrasound scans, CT scans or MRI scans (or any other radiology diagnostic tests)
- Blood tests or injections (Outpatient or In-Patient)
- Physiotherapy or operations
If you think you may need an ultrasound scan at your first appointment, please check with your medical insurance provider for authorisation before the appointment.
Details of radiology or physiotherapy costs should be obtained direct from the hospital on 0118 922 6888.
Should your consultant recommend an operation, we will provide clear details of his surgical fees, which will enable you to discuss reimbursement with your medical insurance company. The level of 'cover' may differ depending on the company and the type of policy you have.
The Federation of Independent Practitioner Organisations (FIPO) have written a document which explains more about medical fees in the private sector. Click here to open the document.
Utilising Your Medical Health Insurance
We endeavour to help you utilise your medical insurance where possible but ask that prior to your initial appointment with us you thoroughly check the conditions of your policy with your insurer. Please refer to the terms and conditions as outlined in your "patient details form".
Our consultants are recognised by all the major private insurance companies including BUPA, AXA, AVIVA, WPA, Cigna and Vitality. If you are insured with a different company then please do let us know and we will contact them.
Every policy is different and we are not party to either individual or corporate policy information. It is important to note that our contract to treat is with you, the patient, and regardless of medical health cover you remain responsible for the payment of fees. This is especially important in the event of any failure by your insurer to fully reimburse your treatment which results in a shortfall in payment.
Self-funding patients can obtain a detailed quote from the hospital which will cover the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees for each specific procedure.
Please note: Proceeding any further with a private consultation or treatment is on the basis that you have read and understood the above. Our advice would be that you keep a clear record of any contact you have with your insurer noting the date, the names of staff you spoke to and any claim or authorisation numbers relevant to your consultation or treatment.