Priory strives to deliver an inclusive service that provides a range of innovative pricing plans and personalised packages for individuals who are looking to self-fund, as well as commissioning and public bodies. Please contact us for more information, or to discuss the options that are available to you.
Private funding - choosing to self-fund
There are many reasons why you may choose to pay to receive treatment at Priory. It may be because your local NHS provider does not offer the specific mental health or addiction treatment that you need, or there is insufficient capacity and long waiting times for treatment.
Alternatively, you may simply prefer the peace of mind of receiving rapid access to expert care from the UK’s leading independent provider of mental health and addiction services.
We are able to book flexible appointments at a time to suit you, with the assurance that our specialist clinical teams will be able to deliver the best care with the most positive individual outcomes.
Depending on your unique requirements, you may need a GP referral prior to commencing treatment at Priory. You may also need to be assessed by a consultant psychiatrist, to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Using your private medical insurance policy
The Priory Group is a registered and approved provider for all of the UK’s leading private medical insurers, including Bupa, Vitality, Aviva, Cigna and AXA PPP.
If you have access to private medical insurance, either personally or through your workplace, your policy may require you to obtain a GP referral before undergoing treatment with Priory, and you will be requested to provide your insurance policy details at the time of booking the initial consultation, so that pre-authorisation may be agreed with the insurance provider.
In addition, different policies cover different levels of care, so for any queries, it is advisable to contact your insurer, or our dedicated team on 0800 840 3219, who will be delighted to assist you with any questions that you may have.
Corporate funding arrangements
Since mental health illnesses are one of the leading causes of long-term absence from the workplace, Priory is also able to work closely with employers and organisations to facilitate treatment solutions for their employees. Funding may be agreed directly from your employer or through a private medical insurer. For more information on our corporate funding arrangements, you can visit our workplace mental health solutions page.
Funding through the NHS
As over 85% of Priory’s services are publicly funded, we work closely with commissioners from clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), NHS England, Wales and Scotland, and mental health trusts across the country, to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care packages for vulnerable people at every stage of their treatment and recovery journeys.
Our pricing plans are specifically designed to ensure a transparent and efficient process for referrers, and our cost frameworks include episode pricing, with discounts for volume and measured outcomes. Priory is also happy to discuss relapse prevention guarantees as part of our episode pricing framework.