A referral to the foot and ankle clinic is not absolutely necessary but you may find that certain insurance companies will insist on one before covering the cost of your consultation. For that reason it is best if you check beforehand with your insurer.
For self-paying patients a referral is not necessary but if you require a referral then your General Practitioner should be able to arrange this for you.
If you would like to make an appointment with The London Foot and Ankle Clinic then there are a number of available options:
Alternatively, you can complete our online appointment form. One of our representatives will hen be back in contact with you shortly.
On your first visit to the London Foot and Ankle Clinic you should bring your referral letter from your GP or physiotherapist (if applicable). Please also have at hand details of your private medical insurance, including your insurance number and authorisation code for the consultation.
If you are a self-pay patient you will need to bring payment to cover the cost of your consultation on the day you attend.
If you have any documentation or images that you think will be useful and relevant to your consultation please bring these to your appointment.
It is advisable to come to your appointment with a friend or family member. Often patients are nervous and anxious about their conditions. A lot of information may be given during the consultation, using medical terminology, although we try our best to keep things as simple as possible.
It is not surprising therefore that up to 50% of medical information provided by a doctor is forgotten by patients after the consultation, and almost half of the information that is remembered is recalled incorrectly. Having another person with you helps in remembering correctly what was said during the consultation.
Foot and ankle clinic costs varies from patient to patient depending on the operation and number of consultations necessary for the duration of treatment. Please speak to your surgeon for details. For consultation and procedure costs please contact Medical Billing and Collections Tel +44( 0)1494 541866.
Patients with medical insurance will usually be covered by their policy, although you should check this (and see whether there is any shortfall) with your insurance provider prior to treatment to avoid incurring any unexpected costs.
If you don’t have medical insurance, please make sure you are able to meet the costs provided in your quote before proceeding with treatment.
Depending on your insurance company and the policy you have, the cost of your treatment may not be fully covered. This can result in a shortfall, which you will be responsible for. Please check with your insurer to see if the full cost of your treatment is covered.
It is important to remember that any X-rays, scans, tests and other investigations required are charged in addition to the consultation fee.
Please also note that insurance companies usually do not cover the cost of Aircast boots, post-operative shoes, splints, casts or crutches.
Orthopaedic Outpatient Department
30 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 6PU
tel: +44 (0) 203 7956053
Mon - Fri (8am-8pm)
Sat (9am - 5pm)