Step-by-step guide to going private
Can I come to Rivers Hospital?
Yes. We offer a wide range of services to our Premium Care Patients (insured and self-funding) and also to patients referred through the NHS Choose and Book system. You can be treated at Rivers Hospital by:
- Using any private health insurance you may have. Find out more...
- Paying for your own treatment. Find out more...
- The NHS Patient Choice scheme. Find out more....
Whilst we do offer some of our services to patients on behalf of the NHS, as a private patient you can be assured that you will receive a Premium Care service differentiated by a number of factors. Find out more...
Your step-by-step guide
1. Speak to your GP
Increasingly patients can now self-refer for certain services or in specific circumstances, such as self-funding patients, however, it's always worth speaking to your GP, optician or other healthcare professional first as they can advise which type of hospital specialist is most appropriate for your particular symptoms. Also a GP referral letter is always very helpful as it will provide your consultant with useful information on your medical history.
2. Call us on 01279 602 675
Our friendly Appointment Finder team are on hand to help find the most appropriate expert and soonest available appointment for you. Call us for prices and/or to book an initial consultation. Alternatively, use our online enquiry form we will contact you.
3. Your appointment
We can arrange an appointment within 72 hours or at a time to suit you with the consultant of your choice to discuss your symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. If diagnostic investigations are required, such as an x-ray or blood test, we can usually organise for these to take place on the same day.
4. Your treatment
If further treatment is recommended, a date for your operation can be booked without delay or at a time convenient to you.
5. Your aftercare
We’ll be there for your aftercare as long as you need us.