A member of the Private Services Team will contact you with
a price package for your private treatment, which may alter during
the course of your treatment or procedure if any changes are
required to your planned care or due to diagnostic findings.
The cost of treatment is the same whether you have private
medical insurance or if you are funding your treatment
The Consultant will charge you directly for their fee and this
will be separate to hospital charges as per the price package.
If you are funding the cost of your private treatment yourself,
you will be required to settle the full amount of the price package
before your private treatment or procedure.
You will receive an invoice for any outstanding amount at the
end of your private treatment and this will need to be paid to the
Finance Department promptly.
Methods of payment
Private Medical Insurance
Please discuss with your private healthcare insurer should you
wish to receive your private treatment at the University Hospital
Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. Please clarify if there are any
financial limits for your policy, as for any balances not covered
by your private health insurance, the Trust will send you an
invoice detailing the outstanding charges that you need to pay.
Prior to treatment or procedure you will be required to provide
the Private Services Team with your insurance company details
and membership or policy number so we can contact the insurer for
pre-authorisation for your private treatment.
If you are unable to provide your full insurance details prior
to your private treatment you will default to self funding.
Please note: the patient remains liable for the
full cost of their treatment whether they are covered by medical
insurance or self funding.