Our Fees

Cardinal Clinic is a private hospital.  Our patients fund their care through a health insurance policy or by self-funding.

Funding Options

Cardinal Clinic does not have any contracts with the NHS or receive any funding from the NHS.  Unfortunately, this means that we are unable to accept NHS patients.

Our patients either fund the cost of their care themselves or the fees are paid by an insurance company.  We are recognised by all the major healthcare insurers but patient’s policies must include mental health cover.  Some patients will have private health insurance provided by their employer which we are also very happy to accept.

Private Medical Insurance

Your policy may have an excess that will need to be paid by you directly to the Clinic. We suggest you check with your insurance company for the terms of your policy as some exclude psychiatric cover or may only provide a limited amount of funding.

Please be aware that you will be responsible for any shortfalls on your insurance scheme.

For further information about organising mental health care under a health insurance policy, please click on the link below:

Receiving Care Funded By A Health Insurance Policy

Self-Funding

Many of our patients choose to fund the cost of their mental health care themselves.

All self-funding patients are required to pay a deposit before their treatment starts so that finances do not interfere with treatment and recovery.

In-patients are asked to pay a deposit of £5,000. Invoices are sent weekly and should be paid on presentation. Your deposit will be offset against the final invoice at the end of treatment and any remaining funds will be refunded at the end of treatment. For further information, please contact our Finance Department on 01753 869755

Day-patients are also required to pay a deposit in advance of their treatment. The amount will vary depending on the individual programme. Our Finance Department will be pleased to provide you with more detail.

Payment can be made by credit or debit card, cash, cheque or bank transfer.

For further information about organising mental health care which is self-funded, please click on the link below:

Receiving Self Funded Care

Cost Of Treatment

The cost of treatment varies depending on the type of treatment and programme that is recommended for you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Finance Department on 01753 869755; they will be happy to help.  A guide to likely costs is outlined below.

In-Patient Treatment

  • Room Rates:  £650 – £710 Per Night (Depending on Room Size)
  • Consultant In-Patient Fees:  £490 – £700 Per Week

(Room Rates include all medication and group therapy sessions.)

Further charges may be made for additional services recommended as part of your care.  These include:

  • Psychologists & Psychotherapists: £70 per session
  • Nutritional Therapist: Assessment fee £115 – £145
  • ECT (whilst an in patient) £950 per treatment

In-Patient Care Packages

We provide some fixed price care packages for our alcohol detox programmes.  More information about these can be found at the following link:  Alcohol Detox Packages

  • 10 Day Detox Package:  £7,000
  • 14 Day Detox Package:  £9,250

Day Care Treatment

  • Day Rate:  £440  (Inclusive of Consultant’s Fees)
  • Psychologist or Psychotherapist (Where Required):  £70 Per Session

Further charges may be made for additional services recommended as part of your care.  These include:

  • Psychologists & Psychotherapists: £70 per session
  • Nutritional Therapist: Assessment fee £115 – £140

Out Patient Treatment

Out-patient consultation fees vary depending on individual practitioners but as a guideline:

Adult Consultant Psychiatrist:

  • Initial Assessment:  £250 – £450
  • Follow Up:  £150 – £300

Child & Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist:

  • Initial Assessment:  £240 – £475
  • Follow Up:  £150 – £300

Clinical Psychologist:

  • Initial Assessment:  £150 – £400
  • Follow Up:  £130 – £225

Psychotherapist:

  • Initial Assessment:  £100 – £200
  • Follow Up:  £95 – £160

ADHD & Autism Assessments: Price available on request

Prices are subject to change. Some appointments are longer in duration and therefore charged accordingly.

A day in the life

If it’s your first time visiting a mental health hospital like the Cardinal Clinic, it can feel a bit daunting not knowing what to expect.

To help put any worries to rest you are welcome to arrange a visit to the clinic before booking your appointment.

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