Will Mason, Daniel Engelke and Noel Peter are registered with all the major private health insurers. You will need to liaise with your insurance company concerning level of cover. Private hospitals will accept patients who are not insured on a self-pay basis. Details of this can be obtained from Mr Mason’s private secretary, Katy Charlton.
New Patient: £220 to £250
Follow-up: £130 to £150
Steroid injection: £100
NB: Private hospitals can issue a separate charge for outpatient procedures for drugs, dressings, application of plaster of paris, etc.
Fees for surgical procedures are based on a coding system used by all the insurers. (OPCS Code) Most insurers meet our fees in full. Sometimes there are cost share type policies or an excess depending on the type of individual insurance policy. Patients will be informed of the fee for any surgical procedure in writing prior to their operation.
Most invoices are settled directly by the insurance company. If there is a shortfall or excess this can be paid most easily by BACS transfer (details will be on the invoice) or cheque (payable to the surgeon who performed the surgery).
People often struggle to know how to use the health insurance they have paid for. Often people have paid for 20 years through personal and work schemes and have never made a claim.
This page highlights a few simple steps as to how you can use your insurance at the GHC.