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How to pay for yourself

  • 1. Find out about private treatment

    Start with a GP appointment to discuss what's wrong. Your family doctor should be able to provide an initial diagnosis and outline any treatment you need. Once you know what treatment you need, you can either choose your hospital below and choose your treatment or call us on 0800 142 2316 to find out a guide price for each stage of your journey. We can provide fixed price packages for many common treatments and operations. We can also let you know what specialists are available at your local BMI Hospital.
  • 2. Get a referral

    Most medical treatments start with a referral to a specialist from your GP.

    You can self-refer for a number of treatments and book appointments directly with the hospital. Call us on 0800 142 2316 to find out more.
  • 3. See the specialist

    Just provide us with a referral letter from your GP and we can book you in right away for an initial consultation with the type of specialist you need to see. Please note, the cost of this is not included in our fixed price treatment packages. Talk your symptoms through and then your consultant will decide whether you need any further tests, admission for a stay in hospital or if you can be treated as a day case patient.
  • 4. Find out the cost and arrange treatment

    Following your consultation and any additional diagnostic tests you might need, your consultant will be able to put together a personalised treatment plan based on your condition and history. We can then provide you with a cost to have this procedure carried out at a BMI Healthcare Hospital of your choice.

    In most cases we can offer you a fixed price package - total reassurance and complete peace of mind that costs won't be added to your bill once you're admitted to hospital. If you decide to go ahead you can book in to have any treatment you need on your terms - at a time and location that fits around your life and your busy schedule.
  • 5. Treatment and payment

    Leave everything to us. You don't have to worry about a thing. We'll contact you with all the information you need - when you are due to come in to hospital, what you need to bring with you and what you should expect afterwards.

    All we ask is you pay your bill beforehand, but we'll provide the information you need once you've booked. Remember, you can choose to spread the costs of your treatment with the BMI Card. And the first 12 months are interest free.
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Paying for yourself

Facing a long wait for the diagnosis and/or operation you need? Is specialist treatment no longer available through the NHS in your area? Or maybe you'd simply prefer the comfort of a private hospital? Just because you don't have private medical insurance or exclusions are preventing you from using it, you don't have to put your life on hold. Simply choose to pay for treatment yourself instead. Fast diagnosis, prompt treatment and your choice of consultant and facility. Medical care on your terms that fits around your life, your job and your family.
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