Self-pay patient

Just because you don’t have private medical insurance you don’t have to put your life on hold. Simply choose to pay for treatment yourself instead. Our fixed price packages are designed for people who wish to fund their own treatment. Our aim is to give you peace of mind to know that everything you need is covered.

If you’re thinking about paying for your private healthcare the following steps will help you to arrange your treatment

Find out about private treatment

Start with a GP appointment to discuss what’s wrong. Your family doctor should be able to provide an initial diagnosis and outline any treatment you need. We will be happy to provide you with help and information on how to access private services and the type of specialist you need to see. We can also assist you with booking your consultant appointment and provide you with a guide price for each stage of your journey. You can contact us by phone on 0121 685 4000 ext 55708 or by email private.suite@nhs.net.

See the specialist

The GP will provide you with a referral letter for you to bring to your initial appointment.  Please make a note of any medications you are on and check whether you need to bring any previous x-rays or scans to your appointment. Please note that if you are likely to need any additional tests on the day these will be not included in the consultation fee. The consultant’s secretary or the Woodlands Suite will be able to advise if this will be likely before you attend. On arrival you will be asked to complete an authorisation form confirming the details we have for you are correct and that you are agreeing to pay for any treatment you receive.

Find out the cost and arrange treatment

During your appointment you and your consultant will decide whether you need any further treatment, this can be completed as an outpatient or you may need to be admitted to hospital for either an inpatient or day case procedure.  We can again provide you with a price for the treatment. We have a full range of fixed price packages to give you reassurance and complete peace of mind that the price quoted won’t increase once you’re admitted to hospital.

Arranging treatment

Once the treatment has been agreed you will be given all the information regarding your treatment and admission details. You may be required to attend a pre-assessment clinic to ensure everything has been checked prior to your treatment. This appointment can sometimes be completed on the same day as your consultation. If you think this may be the case please be aware you will need to stay longer after your consultant appointment.

Paying for your treatment

Payment for the treatment is required prior to the surgery and this can be completed on the day you arrive or before you come into hospital. 

Examples costs for some of our procedures available to self-pay patients are as follows:

  • Hip replacement with MAKO robot £11,500
  • Hip replacement from £7,164
  • Knee replacement (single) from £5,530 depending on clinical complications
  • Knee replacement (bi-lateral) from £6,570 depending on clinical complications
  • Knee replacement with Mako £12,000

For more information, or to start a conversation about becoming a self-pay patient call us on 0121 685 4010 or email privatesuite@nhs.net