A clinic is a healthcare facility that main focus is taking care of outpatients. A private clinic is therefore preferred by most people because of various advantage like;
Normally, a doctor will write a referral for you which includes even the consultant to see in a private clinic. Most people have an insurance package that caters for the medical bills while others just opt to pay on their own. For those with insurance packages, it is advised you check with the healthcare if they accept that referral and also get authorization reference from the insurance.
The next thing that happens is that the consultant will arrange for an appointment. After the meeting, the consultant will write to your general practitioner the findings or the status of the condition. Then the consultant gives an invoice which is paid for by the insurance unless there is an excess that has to be paid by the individual. Those who are on self-pay maybe required to do so before the services are rendered.
There are three major types of insurance policies
The insurance however has some exceptions that they do not take care of like;
So you are unwell and you do not have insurance? Maybe the insurance plan is too expensive or the illness caught you unaware? Worry not for you can still seek treatment from the private consultant. On average, the consultation ranges from $120-$200. You can pay this amount then ask your consultant to update your general practitioner on the findings then you can decide to either stick to the same clinic or just move back to NHS but now under the care of the consultant.