Thank you for choosing to arrange an appointment with me. I am required by law to provide information about my charges, if you do not have private medical insurance but someone else will be paying your bill, you may wish to pass this information to them. Please note that even if someone else is paying your bill or you have private medical insurance, you are responsible for paying any charges which they do not pay.
Consultation Fee – Self Paid Patients
My fee for an initial consultation is £180.00 and any follow-up consultations are charged at £160.00. Following your consultation you may need certain tests (such as blood tests or imaging, for example an X-ray, MRI or CT scan) to help me diagnose your condition. If the test is undertaken by the clinic or hospital, and not by me, the fees for those tests will be determined by the clinic or hospital and charged to you, or your private medical insurer, separately. If there are any fees which I will charge in relation to any of the tests I advise that you have, I will let you know what those will be. All invoices to be paid within 14 days. If we have to pass to an external company for non-payment, extra fees may be incurred.
Private Medical Insurance
If you have private medical insurance, please contact your insurer before your consultation, to check the terms of your policy, particularly the level and type of outpatient cover you have, including any reimbursement limits on individual consultation fees. In relation to this, it may be helpful for you to know that I am ‘fee assured’ by most major insurance providers, see affiliations below, which means there should be no shortfalls owed by you in relation to any recommended inpatient or day-case treatment, or arranged consultations (other than any excess on your policy) and which your insurer confirms is covered by the terms of your policy. Please note you are responsible for any fees not covered by your insurer.
I am a ‘fee assured’ recognised provider of all major insurance companies including: Aviva Health UK Limited, Axa-PPP Healthcare, Bupa Insurance Limited, Cigna HealthCare, Health-on-Line, Simply Health, VitalityHealth, WPA, Healix Health Services, Health Partners Europe, Allianz Worldwide Care and recognised by Westfield Health.
You can compare independent information about the quality of private treatment offered at the hospital and other private healthcare providers from the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) website: www.phin.org.uk.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.