There are a number of different ways in which your treatment costs can be covered.
If you are covered by private health insurance, you will need to give us the details of your insurer, including their authorisation code, when making your appointment. Invoices will be sent directly to your insurance company for settlement within a few days of your consultation.
For surgery you will need to tell your insurance company the date of the proposed procedure. You will also need to give them the procedure code (OPCS code) and, possibly, the name of the proposed anaesthetist.
Your consultant’s secretary will provide you with this information when you arrange a date for surgery. Once you have passed it on to your insurer, they will provide you with an authorisation code. We need to know this code before we can book you in for admission to hospital.
Check your insurance cover
Since there are many health insurance companies, each with different policies and levels of cover, it is worth checking exactly what you are covered for. Many companies have not changed their level of cover in years despite significant rises in inflation and medical indemnity costs.
It is important to be aware that any shortfall in cover would need to be paid by you. We will give you a written estimate of our fees so you are aware of any shortfall before your surgery.
A similar situation applies to anaesthetic fees, and the anaesthetic secretary can be contacted on 023 80 251495 (Southampton) 01962 266570 (Winchester) who will also provide you with an estimate.
If your policy does not cover you for consultations, please let us know when making your appointment. We can then arrange for you to settle your account personally.
Finally, it is worth remembering that our relationship is with you, the patient, and not your insurance company. If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to ask.
If you require surgery and are not insured, we can arrange a Fixed Price Package either through the Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital, The Spire Hospital Southampton or Sarum Road Hospital Hampshire. These packages include the surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee (if applicable), hospital charges and one follow-up visit.
They do not include the initial consultation (see price list) phone calls and refreshments for relatives or friends.
Once you are happy with the quote, we can book your treatment.
We may ask you to provide us with your credit or debit card details at the time of arranging the consultation. We will then send you an account after your consultation.
This excludes any costs incurred in the hospital where the consultation takes place, such as blood tests, cervical smears and consumables used. You can pay for consultant fees only over the phone by credit or debit card, or you can pay by cheque.
Keeping you in the picture
Sometimes, we find things during an operation which change the nature of the surgery and, as a result, the fees may change. We will discuss these possibilities beforehand.
NHS patients receiving treatment at Gynaechoice can expect the same exacting standards of personal service and professional care as our fee-paying guests.
Patients referred through the NHS are not charged for the treatments or food, but they will be charged for any extras such as telephone calls, newspapers, magazines and visitors meals, as with most NHS facilities.