If you have medical insurance, you should ask your insurance company for an approval code in advance of the appointment, and you should expect them to let you know what is covered. Sometimes (according to your policy) there may be an excess which they will pass on to you.
If a procedure is recommended for you, we will give you a code for the procedure, in order that you can obtain approval from your insurance company.
Dr Ginks is registered will all major health insurance companies, including BUPA, AXA PPP, AVIVA, Vitality, WPA, CIGNA, Healix, PHC, The Exeter, CS Healthcare, Simply Health and Benenden.
If you are not covered by medical insurance (i.e. you are self-funding), you will be invoiced directly by the Hospital where you are seen.
The fee for a New Patient Consultation is £250 and the fee for a follow-up consultation is £160.
You may also need an electrocardiogram (ECG), a heart ultrasound (echocardiogram), ambulatory heart rhythm recording or exercise treadmill test. The fees for these tests are outlined below:
|Investigation—————————————————–||Manor Hospital——————————————–||New Foscote Hospital——————————————–|
|Exercise Treadmill Test||£330||N/A|
|Ambulatory Monitoring:24hr / 48hr / 1 week / 2 weeks||£330 / £450 / £610 / £665||N/A|
|24hr blood pressure monitor||£230||N/A|
If you require a cardiac CT or MRI, or another procedure, the fees will be provided in advance by the clinician or department.
You can compare independent information about the quality of private treatment and other private healthcare providers from the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) website: www.phin.org.uk