Funding Your Treatment

A quick and easy way to get immediate access to the healthcare you need, we welcome both self-paying patients and those covered by private health insurance.

At the Royal Free London - Private Patients Unit we like our patients to have no surprises or unexpected costs at the end of their stay with us, so in order to help assist your decision for treatment, we have a range of guide prices across our specialties to help you get an idea of estimated costs for your care. These prices may be subject to change and be more tailored to your case; final prices will be confirmed after your initial consultation.

Self-Funding Pateints

By self-funding you can have fast access to our top consultants, an extensive range of treatments, diagnostic tests and surgical procedures at our world-class hospital.

During your initial consultation, you can discuss treatment options and pricing with your consultant.

Our competitive packages are inclusive of everything you need, giving you complete peace of mind. If you can't see package prices for your treatment please call our team who will be able to talk you through your options and provide a self-pay quote for you.

Patients who are self-funding are generally asked for full payment prior to starting any treatment.

For further information and to discuss pricing options, please contact our team on 020 7317 7751 or

The benefits of self-funding:

  • Access to a consultant within 24 hours (subject to availability)
  • Package prices
  • Flexible monthly payment options
  • Self-referrals
  • Appointment dates and times to suit you
  • Face to face or virtual appointments

The following payment methods are accepted at the hospital:

Credit card
We accept all major credit cards.

Bank or online transfer
We will provide you with our bank details. You'll need to state your Royal Free hospital/MRN number as the payment reference.

Please let us know in advance if you wish to make large cash deposits.

Please allow time for the cheque to clear prior to your treatment (around 1 week including posting). Cheques should be made payable to: Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust / Private Patients

Post your cheque to:
Finance Department, Royal Free Private Patients, 12th floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 2QG

Privately Insured Patients

We work with all of the major insurers; therefore your treatment is likely to be covered. We do advise you to confirm with your insurer that they cover your particular treatment and obtain authorisation before making an appointment or proceeding with treatment.

Once we have all the necessary details, we will book you in and handle the financial aspects of your appointments and treatments directly with your insurer.

Why do I need authorisation?

Your insurance company may not fund the initial consultation or all types of treatments; they may only cover certain aspects. If that is the case, you will be expected to fund any additional costs. Some insurance companies may require supporting information from your GP, Consultant or ourselves to confirm cover.

If you are not sure whether we accept your health insurer or if you need assistance with authorisation, contact our referrals team on 020 7317 7751 or We are happy to help.


Embassy Patients

We work with a vast array of embassies in the UK and internationally. Our international team will liaise with your embassy to arrange a letter of guarantee which will cover you for all costs of your appointment and treatment. For further information please contact 07930 801 032 or email on

Payment Plans

To help spread the cost of treatment, we have partnered with Chrysalis Finance to offer flexible finance options. You can choose to pay in fixed monthly instalments with a 12.9% APR. This flexible solution requires no waiting lists or no lengthy forms, simply complete an application in three easy steps:

Details - Tell them your name address and date of birth
Payment - We will arrange your bespoke finance plan
Treatment - Sign your agreement and access the treatment you require

The repayments will depend on the amount you borrow and whether you pay a deposit. Repayments can be spread across 12, 48 or 60 months.

Calculate for yourself the monthly repayments for your treatment by entering the cost in the Chrysalis calculator:

*Fixed price packages are inclusive of hospital, consultant and anaesthetist fees. Some consultants may charge more than allowed for in the package. If this is the case you will be informed of the excess before committing to the treatment.

*At your initial consultation, your consultant may consider your treatment to be outside of the clinical criteria for the package price, at which point a specific

*Fixed price packages exclude initial consultation and outpatient diagnostic fees.

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust trading as Royal Free London Private Patients Hadley Wood is an Appointed Representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to carry out the regulated activity of credit broking