How to Refer

Treatment funded through Health Insurance

  1. Obtain a referral from your GP
  2. Confirm cover with your insurer at each stage of your treatment
  3. Provide details of your cover and authorisation for treatment to us

Visit your GP and ask to be referred to Spire Edinburgh Hospitals. Your GP will contact us with details of your medical history so we may provide you with an appointment. For some insurance companies, your GP may be required to complete a claim form, for this service the GP may charge a fee. 

Following your consultation, if it is decided that a treatment is required, we will arrange your admission for a time that fits in with your other priorities and commitments. You must check prior to treatment that your health insurance will cover your treatment as the cost of treatment is your responsibility. Contact your insurance company at each stage of treatment, including your first out-patient appointment, to inform them of your treatment details and confirm cover. Click here to access contact details for popular insurance companies.


Paying for your own treatment

If you are paying for your own treatment, you should call our Self-pay team who will be able to provide you with costs for consultants and treatments. The self-pay team will also be able to confirm whether a GP referral is required.

During your initial consultation, your consultant will discuss your condition and may carry out diagnostic tests or scans. Initial consultations and initial tests (if required) are charged separately. Once your consultant has confirmed the the treatment you require, you will be given a fixed price which will cover all costs relating to this treatment from this point on.Your price is made up of your surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fees, hospital fees (nursing, accommodation, food etc.) and the price of any necessary prosthesis from our standard range. Your hospital fees cover everything you need for as long as you need to stay in hospital, so you don’t get any unexpected bills if for clinical reasons you need to stay for longer than planned.

For full details about what is included in Spire fixed price treatment, please read our patient terms and conditions.

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