If you have private medical insurance you need to have a pre-authorisation for your consultation before coming to your appointment. This means that you need to see your GP to obtain a referral letter and then you can contact your medical insurer.
Q: What if after the consultation I need further tests?
When you have a consultation, your doctor may deem appropriate for you to have diagnostic tests, which may include an X-ray or a scan or blood tests. Please note that if you have CT or MRI scans requested at our premises, the provider of these tests is a private medical facility conveniently located few minutes away from our hospital.
This is important as your private medical insurer request this information when you obtain the pre-authorisation for your tests.
Even if your medical insurer has authorised your initial consultation, they will also need to pre-authorise:
· Your scan or further tests.
· Any admission to hospital.
· Further treatment if it is clinically necessary.
We cannot obtain these authorisations for you, but we can provide facilities for you to call your medical insurer while you are in clinic and assist you in this process.