Private consultation and operation charges

I would like to see Mrs Overton privately and am paying for myself

If you are paying for yourself, you can just phone to make an appointment. Please note that my fees are only part of the cost of the private medical treatment.  You may also receive a bill from the hospital for tests and prescriptions.
Charges if you are paying for yourself

Mrs Overton has no financial interests in the hospital, facilities or the equipment used in the Outpatient clinic or Operating Theatres.

What is Mrs Overton's BUPA provider number?

My BUPA provider number is 03249680.

Which Insurance companies is Mrs Overton registered with?

  • Aviva UK Health
  • AXA-PPP International
  • BUPA
  • BUPA International
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna International
  • Healix
  • Health-on-Line
  • National Friendly
  • PMI Health Group
  • Simply Health
  • Vitality
  • Western Provident Association

What does it mean if Mrs Overton is not fee-assured?

The term 'fee assured' means that the insurance company is placing limits on the amount of money that they need to pay out in individual claims.

Fee-assured doctors have agreed to the fees set by the medical insurance. The level of reimbursement for your care will largely depend on your insurance company and type of policy. All the insurance companies re-imburse different amounts. Most companies have not increased consultant fees since 1995 and over the past five years have introduced reductions. During the same period, the cost of private medical practice has increased by over 35%.

Mrs Overton is not fee-assured which means that you will be asked to pay the difference between the level paid by the insurer and the fee charged. This difference is termed the shortfall.

Mrs Overton has set her fees at a level that allows her to continue to provide first class care. Her fees cover your appointment, room rental, rental of the ultrasound machine and the back-up of professional medical secretaries Maxine Taylor and Sharon Barnett.

Where can I find further information?

Private Healthcare Information Network website

How much do I pay if I am using private medical insurance?

If you are insured, please check what your policy covers including any exclusions or limits. There will usually be an excess or shortfall that you will have to pay. If you have private medical insurance, you will need to obtain pre- authorisation for the consultation from your insurance company before your clinic appointment. Your insurance company usually require you to be referred by another doctor (usually your GP).
Charges if you are paying using private medical insurance

Mrs Overton reserves the right to charge if you don't turn up to your appointment

Of course, there are going to be emergencies and situations that you could not possibly predict, but Mrs Overton reserves the right to charge the full fee for appointments cancelled less than 24 hours of the appointment or if you don't attend.

What is not included if I am paying for myself or through medical insurance?

  • Pre-operation health check if you decide not to go ahead with your operation
  • Phone calls
  • Meals for relatives
  • Newspapers