Do I need health insurance for private care?
Yorkshire Hip Clinic can provide private treatment whether you have health insurance or not.
If you are insured you should check with your health insurance company that you are covered for the cost of your consultation, tests and operation.
They will give you an authorisation number to ensure the hospital and surgeons are covered by your health plan. Most insurance companies also require a GP referral to authorize your treatment.
If you don’t have health insurance you can undergo surgery as a 'self-paying' patient.
The best option is to take a fixed price package available at all the private facilities we operate through. The exact details of cover should be clarified with the hospital prior to surgery.
A GP referral will be required by the hospital prior to your initial consultation, for which you will be charged between £240 and £260.
Additional treatment such as x-rays, scans and injections will be charged separately. Often there is a bill from the hospital and a supplementary bill from the clinician performing or interpreting any procedure.
Please ask for clarification of any costs before any procedures or investigations are performed.
What happens at my consultation?
Private consultations enable us to spend the time required with patients, ensuring you can ask all of your questions and concerns in a relaxed environment.
We can explore all the treatment options before choosing the ideal management plan for you as an individual.
Discussions will include the expected length of time and possible outcome of rehabilitation post-surgery. Factors such as your expectations in returning to sporting activities or work will be discussed also.
Following your outpatient consultation, your consultant will keep your GP informed of your treatment and, if you have insurance, the insurance company will pay your hospital and consultant fees, informing you of any shortfall that must be paid.
How is the hospital selected for my surgery?
For any surgery, you will choose your date with your consultant then be admitted to a private hospital.
Your choice of private hospital may depend on several factors including proximity, facilities available, insurance policy restrictions or a self-pay price.