How self pay works

Frequently asked questions on how to access fast, effective private healthcare when paying for yourself.

67 Lansdowne Road
Bournemouth
BH1 1RW

Shenfield Road
Brentwood
CM15 8EH

Warren Road
Brighton
BN2 6DX

3 Clifton Hill
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1BN

4 Trumpington Road
Cambridge
CB2 8AF

Cardiff Bay Hospital
Dunleavey Drive
Cardiff
CF11 0SN

Hatherley Lane
Cheltenham
GL51 6SY

Wrexham Road
Chester
CH4 7QP

78 Broyle Road
Chichester
PO19 6WB

Rykneld Road
Derby
DE23 4SN

Wonford Road
Exeter
EX2 4UG

25 Beaconsfield Road
Glasgow
G12 0PJ

Stirling Road
Guildford
GU2 7RF

Burrell Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 1UD

Venns Lane
Hereford
HR1 1DF

Foxhall Road
Ipswich
IP4 5SW

2 Leighton Street
Leeds
LS1 3EB

Scraptoft Lane
Leicester
LE5 1HY

Clayton Road
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NE2 1JP

Clayton Road
Newcastle-under-Lyme
ST5 4DB

Beech Road
Headington
Oxford
OX3 7RP

Derriford Road
Plymouth
PL6 8BG

Longden Road
Shrewsbury
SY3 9DP

Staplegrove Elm
Taunton
TA2 6AN

Junction Road
Norton
Stockton on Tees
TS20 1PX

Kingswood Road
Tunbridge Wells
TN2 4UL

The Chase
Old Milverton Lane
Leamington Spa
CV32 6RW

Winchester Road
Chandlers Ford
Eastleigh
SO53 2DW

Shores Road
Woking
GU21 4BY

Wood Road
Tettenhall
Wolverhampton
WV6 8LE

Haxby Road
York
YO31 8TA

How it works

1) Assessment - 48 hours

You can typically see a Consultant within 48 hours.

2) Diagnosis - 48 hours

If a scan is required, you can usually book an appointment within 48 hours for an MRI, CT and X-ray.*

3) Treatment - 2 weeks

Many procedures can be booked in as little as 2 weeks. We provide a fixed all-inclusive price* for your hospital treatment.

4) Aftercare - no time limits

Our relationship with you doesn't end when you walk out of our hospital, we have no time limits on our aftercare.**

FAQs

Click here for general FAQs about Nuffield Health hospitals.

1. What is self pay?

Our self pay option makes private treatment available to everyone, not just those with health insurance. It gives you the choice to access procedures or treatments that are important for your wellbeing without waiting lists or the need for an insurance policy.

2. Do I have to get a referral from my doctor first?

A GP referral is required for some procedures and diagnostic tests and scans. The information your doctor knows about your medical history will be helpful to us and will ensure you’re booked in with the right Consultant. You can have some treatments without a referral, such as cosmetic surgery.

3. How do I book a consultation?

All you need to do is call Nuffield Health on 0300 123 1995 or fill out the online enquiry form below and we’ll arrange for you to see a specialist Consultant. Most appointments can be arranged within 48 hours depending on your choice of Consultant.

4. I’ve been told that I need a GP referral and I don’t want to wait for a NHS referral. Can I get one privately?

Yes. Many of our hospitals, gyms and medical centres offer private GP services, and you can expect to be seen within 48 hours of booking. Find out more about our Private GP service >

5. Can I pay for a test or scan?

Yes. We aim to make high-quality tests and scans affordable for everyone, including people who wish to pay for their own treatment. Your price will include the cost of the test or scan and the report itself. Reporting will be provided by some of the UK's most qualified Radiologists and Pathologists. Some tests or scans will require a GP or clinician’s referral, because of the radiation dose.

6. I’m looking for a consultation that doesn’t require a referral. How do I proceed?

Some treatments (including cosmetic procedures) don’t require a GP referral. Simply call the hospital where you’d like to have your consultation or make an enquiry via the online form below and we’ll get in touch. If you’re in doubt if you need a referral, give us a call on 0300 123 1995 and we can help you.

7. I’ve already been consulted on the NHS but don’t want to wait for treatment. Can I get treatment privately?

Yes. Your NHS Consultant can refer you for private treatment. Many of our Consultants also work for the NHS, so you may even be able to stay with the same Consultant or choose another. They may make the appointment for you or you can simply call the Nuffield Health hospital where you wish to be treated or fill out the online form below.

8. I just want to know prices for now. Where do I find them?

Many of our treatment prices are listed on our website. Not all prices at all sites are available online so please call us if you have any queries. The cost of your treatment will be confirmed once you have had your consultation appointment. Once your price is confirmed, you’ll be covered by the Nuffield Health Promise. For more detailed information, contact your local Nuffield Health hospital >

9. I’m unsure about treatment and would like more information. Where do I get it?

Nuffield Health hospitals hold regular, no obligation, free open events where you can learn more about conditions you’re concerned about and treatments you’re interested in. Book your space at an open event >

You can also find more information about treatments and access expert health and wellbeing articles on our website.

10. What happens at your open events?

Open events are a great way to find out more about symptoms you may be experiencing, and treatment options. Most open events include a presentation from a Consultant, a chance to look around the hospital, and an opportunity for a mini one to one advice session with a Consultant. Other events have a slightly more bespoke format. You can book your space at an open event online now >

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Timeframes indicated may vary depending on your choice of Consultant, type of diagnostic investigation, and procedure package.

*Initial consultation(s), diagnostic scans/tests and investigations required to establish a diagnosis are not part of your procedure price.** Where necessary, we promise to assist you to receive any advice, treatment or care that is clinically required.

Where a prosthesis is required for your procedure, this is guaranteed for the manufacturer’s expected prosthesis lifetime. Clinically required indicates where further intervention and/or monitoring of your condition is deemed necessary as a direct result of your procedure. * & ** are part of the Nuffield Health Promise, which applies for patients paying for themselves and excludes fertility services. Find out moreInterest-free loans are subject to status.

† Recovery Plus is available for certain procedures following completion of any formal postoperative physiotherapy with one of our physiotherapists.

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