£55.00 for 30 minutes
Please note that we will ask you to settle your osteopathic treatment fee at the time of each visit, whether or not you intend to reclaim our fees from your PHI (private health insurance) company. Generally, we prefer that you settle osteopathic treatment fees directly with us and then claim from your insurance company, using the detailed receipts we provide for this purpose.
However if payment is not made, we remind you, that you are personally responsible for the payment of ALL fees.
We prefer payment by means of cash or by debit or credit card (NB: we are unable to accept AmEx cards).
A personal cheque, supported by a valid bank card can be accepted, but only if there is no alternative.
We are providers for most PHI companies. However, it's best to first check with your insurer's help desk to confirm that the osteopath treating you is in fact registered with your company and that your particular scheme will cover fees for osteopathic treatment.
We would also advise you to confirm in advance with your PHI that they agree that your claim is valid and obtain a claim, or pre-authorisation, number. The advisor will also tell you whether or not your GP needs to sign your claim form before your first visit to us.
Note that some schemes may impose an excess whereby you may have to pay for the first couple of osteopathic treatments, or up to a pre-arranged amount, out of your own pocket.
With some other schemes, there may be a limit to the cost or number of osteopathic treatment sessions covered by your scheme. (In practice, we rarely exceed such limits.)
If you are a BUPA subscriber, you may request that our fees be claimed directly from the company, but currently ONLY for osteopathic treatment by Oliver Cox.
If your are with AXA/PPP you may request direct payment of fees for osteopathic treatment by either of the osteopaths at Blackfriars Osteopathy.
With all other insurance companies we ask our patients to settle osteopathic treatment fees at the end of each session at the time of each visit, as we do not invoice directly any PHI companies other than BUPA or AXA/PPP. Receipted invoices are supplied for this purpose.
In pre-agreed claims, your PHI will often let your osteopath complete and sign your claim form as your specialist.
And finally, don't forget that your spouse or partner's insurance may also cover your osteopathic treatment fees!
Please do try to give us at least 24 hours' notice of any change in the agreed appointment time.
If you do not cancel your appointment and do not turn up, there will be a £60 FULL FEE missed appointment charge.
Outside normal practice hours, please leave a message on our 24-hour telephone answering service.
Your osteopath will try to keep to the pre-arranged appointment schedule but, during the course of a morning or evening session, certain cases may require more time and so you may be asked to wait a little. If you have a tight schedule, please telephone to see if we are running on time.