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Appointments & Fees

My secretary is Helen Morrissey. If you wish to book/change an appointment or if you have any queries about insurance companies/invoice payments, please contact Helen (+44 20 8392 4203 or helenmorrissey@priorygroup.com) during weekdays between the hours of 9am and 5pm.  If you need to contact me between appointments about any clinical matters, please telephone or email Helen who will pass these on to me.

Out of hours, I can be contacted via The Priory Hospital switchboard (+44 20 8876 8261).

I am able to see patients who self-fund, as well as those covered by healthcare insurance. I am accredited by all the major UK healthcare insurers (BUPA, AXA PPP, Cigna, Pru Health, AVIVA, Simply Health and WPA). If you wish to claim your consultation and treatment through your insurance policy, you will need to obtain a “pre-authorisation code” from your health insurer prior to the appointment. You will also need to provide me with a referral letter from your GP to access insurance funding.

The fee for the initial consultation is payable on the day of the consultation and you will be given a receipt to claim the money back from your insurance company. Subsequent fees will generally be invoiced directly to your insurance company, once you have given my secretary full insurance details.

If you are claiming against Private Medical Insurance, please contact your provider prior to your appointment to obtain authorisation for the appointment and to establish the level of your cover, including any excess fee, which may be charged. On the day of your appointment you may be asked to pay for the consultation in full, at which time you will be issued with a receipt. It is this receipt that you need to reclaim the fees from your insurer.

For the avoidance of any doubt, I would like to clarify that my contract is with you and not with your insurance provider. The fees payable are ultimately your responsibility and I cannot become involved in correspondence with your insurance provider on your behalf regarding fees. Please note that some insurers require a written referral letter from your GP in order for you to make a claim. I may be required to provide a short report or complete a claim form for your insurer and will happily do so for no extra charge.

Charges

Initial consultation £380* (up to one hour)
Follow-up consultation £200* (up to 30 minutes)
Consultations that extend beyond these times will incur an additional charge of £100 per 15 minutes
* The fee may differ should there be a pre-arranged fixed rate with your insurance company.
Fees will be reviewed periodically so please ensure you are aware of current charges.


Telephone consultations for medical advice, detailed letters or emails concerning the monitoring or treatment of a particular condition will be charged for at the following rates:

Telephone calls £15 The fee will vary depending of the duration of the call.
Prescriptions £20 You will be charged separately by the chemist for the cost of the medication prescribed.
Emails £15 The fee may vary depending on the length of the email.
Sick certificates £25 The fee may vary depending on the length of the letter.
To Whom It May Concern Letters £25 The fee will vary depending of the duration of the call.

Day Care Patients

If you do not attend your programmed day care therapy session/s your insurer will not pay for your day care reviews with me and the fee for your appointments with me during that period will therefore be charged to you at the ' follow up ' rate. Self-funding day care patients will be charged the usual follow-up or cancellation fees.

Cancellation Policy

I will try to accommodate requests to reschedule appointments wherever possible but costs are incurred when changes are made at short notice.  I therefore require you to give at least 2 clear working day's notice to my secretary if you wish to cancel or change your appointment otherwise you will be charged the full fee for the missed appointment.
Please note that most health insurance companies will not generally cover the cancellation fee and you will be liable for this.
I am usually punctual but may occasionally be delayed in consultations, given the nature of the conditions I treat. If this occurs prior to your appointment, I will ensure you get your full appointment time but if you leave before waiting for 30 minutes, the full charge for the consultation will be payable by you.

Terms & Condition of Payments

In the absence of prior written agreement to the contrary, payment is required on receipt of an invoice.  Failure to make payment within 28 days of the invoice date will result in the matter being referred to a debt collection agency whose charges will be added to, and payable with the invoice debt.  This may affect your personal credit rating.
Bijlani Consulting Limited no longer accepts personal cheques.

Legal Disclaimer

The content provided on this website is purely for information and is no way to be construed as a substitute for psychiatric assessment or management. I will only be able to provide medical advice following a personal consultation.
In keeping with General Medical Council Guidelines, once a doctor-patient relationship has been established following initial consultation and agreement of a management plan, I will endeavour to provide an appropriate level of psychiatric care for you. I will expect to meet you for regular reviews, the frequency of which will depend on individual circumstances, including severity of your symptoms. If we have not been able to meet following a gap of 6 months or more, without prior arrangement, then I will consider you as having self-discharged from my care, back to that of your GP. You will be able to resume contact with me at a later date, if you choose, but if the interval between consultations has been 12 months or longer, I would expect to meet with you for an hour long consultation, in order to obtain a thorough update.

Bijlani Consulting Limited

  • Bijlani Consulting Limited is a company registered in England and Wales.
  • Company number 05857701
  • Main business address (for all clinical correspondence) :
    Priory Hospital Roehampton, Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JJ
  • Registered address:
    Kajaine House, 57-67 High Street, Edgeware, Middlesex, HA8 7DD