Self Pay and PMI Options

Choosing to self-fund treatment

There are many reasons why you may choose to pay to receive treatment at a Priory hospital. It may be because your local NHS provider does not offer the specific treatment necessary, or that there is insufficient capacity and long waiting times for treatment.

imageAlternatively, you may simply prefer the peace of mind of receiving rapid-access and expert care from the UK’s leading independent provider of mental healthcare services.

We are able to book appointments at a time to suit you, with the assurance that our specialist clinical teams will be able to deliver the right care with the best possible outcomes.

You will usually need a GP referral prior to commencing treatment, and will be assessed by a consultant psychiatrist or therapist depending on your needs, to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Direct access therapy service

Many people are able to save on the cost of treatment using our dedicated one-stop therapy service. If you have been referred for therapy treatment by your GP, you will usually not require an initial consultation with a psychiatrist to be covered on your private medical insurance. Those who are self-funding treatment are also able to benefit from this direct access to treatment.

Using your private medical insurance

alcohol addiction quoteYour policy will require you to obtain a GP referral before undergoing treatment at any Priory hospital. You will be requested to provide your insurance policy details at the time of booking the initial consultation, so pre-authorisation may be agreed with the insurance provider.

The Priory Group are registered and approved providers for all of the UK’s leading private medical insurance schemes. Different policies cover different levels of care, so for any queries, it is advisable to contact your insurer or local Priory hospital’s admissions team.

Corporate funding arrangements

Since mental health illnesses are one of the leading causes of long-term absence from the workplace, Priory hospitals work with employers to facilitate treatment solutions for their employees. Funding may be agreed directly from your employer or through a private medical insurer. For further information, please contact your employer.

Working in partnership with the NHS

Priory hospitals work in partnership with the NHS and other public bodies to deliver a range of mental health and addiction treatment services. We strive to deliver an inclusive service, and work in collaboration with primary care across the country to provide specialist treatment programmes both within our hospitals and in the community. Please contact your GP or your local Priory hospital’s admissions team for further information.

For further information on Priory services, treatments or payment options, then please use our enquiry form or call: 0845 277 4679.