Ways to pay for private treatment at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre: Care UK

You can pay by debit card, credit card, cheque, or bank transfer (BACS).

Payment is required before your surgery date, but after your initial consultation.

Finance options

Through their partner Chrysalis Medical Finance, Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre offer approved patients a range of funding options (subject to status) to pay for one-off private treatments.

This means you can spread the cost of your treatment using their interest free and low APR finance solutions, which can be arranged in advance.

Finance is available over 36, 48, and 60 months at 9.9% APR, all with the option to settle interest free within the first 12 months, if you choose.

•    Monthly payments are collected by Direct Debit and are subject to the usual guarantee from your bank.

Care UK self pay: FAQs

What is self pay?

Self pay is an alternative way of getting the treatment you need by paying for yourself. You might want to choose this option if you are not eligible for NHS-funded care, want to be seen at a more convenient time of your choosing, or don’t have private health insurance. Care UK's aim is to make high quality hospital care as accessible and flexible as possible, to help you get back on your feet sooner. With their affordable options, when compared with other private hospitals, private treatment might cost less than you always thought.

I’ve already seen a consultant on the NHS, but have been told I have to wait for treatment – can I still pay for myself?

Care UK know that being treated sooner can have a huge impact on your quality of life, so if you would like to explore the option of paying for yourself please contact them using the enquiry form or visit your local Care UK hospital website for details of their Self Pay Advisors. Changing your path from the NHS to self pay is simple, and you may even see the same consultant, as all of their doctors also treat NHS patients.

How and when do I pay?

You can pay by debit card, credit card, cheque, or bank transfer (BACS). Payment is required before your surgery date, but after your initial consultation. Alternatively, you can pay monthly via a credit agreement with Care UK's finance partner, Chrysalis Medical Finance. 0% interest options are available to help you spread the cost. Find out more about their finance options here.

Do I need a GP referral?

Yes, you need to ask your GP for an ‘open referral’ before attending your consultation at a Care UK hospital. They can also accept open referrals from other healthcare professionals, such as physiotherapists, optometrists or dentists.

How quickly can I be treated?

Care UK pride themselves on their short waiting times, so your access to treatment could be significantly quicker with them. Please contact them using the enquiry form or visit your local Care UK hospital website for details of their Self Pay Advisors, who will be able to give you the latest information on waiting times.

Can I choose my consultant?

In order to keep their waiting times low and provide the best possible service to all of their patients, Care UK do not give you the option to choose your consultant. This allows them to schedule your care as quickly as possible, so you don’t have to wait any longer than necessary. However, they will guarantee that you see the same consultant throughout your journey with them; they will be with you every step of the way, from consultation, to treatment, to aftercare. All of their consultants are highly skilled and experienced and adhere to the strict quality and governance standards they set, which mirror those of the NHS.

What if I have a problem after my surgery?

Care UK have a dedicated patient helpline number at each hospital for you to call if you have any queries or concerns following your surgery. You will receive a telephone call from one of their clinicians the day after you return home, and you will have a check-up appointment and/or physiotherapy depending on the type of surgery you’ve had. They’ll make sure that you’re looked after for as long as you need their care.

List correct as of 12 December 2014.