FAQs

1. How do I go private?

There are many different types of health insurance. One of the first things an insured patient should do is to check with the insurance company that they are covered for the necessary treatment, consultation or tests, and then request a claim form.

Once you have confirmed your health insurance cover, you may need to see your GP; your insurer will advise you.

If you are not insured, or your insurance doesn’t cover eh care you need, Bournemouth Private Clinic can offer you a fixed price all-inclusive quote. Email us on BPC@rbch.nhs.uk or call on 01202 704 992/704224

2. Do I need a G.P. Referral?

No

If you have seen a hospital specialist on the NHS in Dorset, Bournemouth Private Clinic, as part of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, uses the same notes system. Your Consultant can access all your old notes and will not need a new referral.

You do not need a GP referral for dermatology, pain or therapy services.

You do need a GP referral for all other services and for radiology (X ray/CT/MRI and ultrasound).

If you have trouble getting and appointment BPC can suggest local private GPs.

3. How do I arrange an appointment?

Check the BPC website to see if the doctor takes direct bookings or if BPC manages their bookings.

Email BPC@rbch.nhs.uk or call 01202 704992

4. What if I don't have private medical insurance?

Many patients without insurance opt to fund their own private treatment. Bournemouth Private Clinic can offer fixed price quotes that cover all your care for up to a year and the risk of a prolonged stay or serious complications. At Bournemouth Private Clinic you will have instant access to all the NHS critical care resources and will receive the safest private healthcare in Bournemouth.

We do require payment in advance for your care and treatment.

5. How can I settle my bill?

You can pay by credit/debit card, cheque or banker’s draft

6. Will I get a private room?

All Bournemouth Private Clinic patients will enjoy our high specification single, en suite rooms.

Bournemouth Private Clinic provides an invoicing and credentialing services for Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust private patient services in ophthalmology, endoscopy and dermatology. These services are delivered from specialised areas and shared with NHS services. An overnight stay is not generally required and a private room option is not available.

7. How can I find out more about Royal Bournemouth Hospital?

The Bournemouth Private Clinic operates within the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and all the income generated from private patient services is paid to the hospital. You can find out more about the hospital at www.rbch.nhs.uk