Funding Options

Cost of Treatment

The cost of treatment varies depending on the type of treatment and programme that is recommended for you.

There are a number of options available for payment of treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Finance Department on 01753 869755; they will be happy to help.

Private Medical Insurance

Cardinal Clinic is recognised by all major insurance companies. 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. You will be asked for your insurance details, including policy number, before you come to the Clinic and you will be responsible for any shortfalls on your insurance scheme.

Out-Patient Consultant Appointments

You will need to obtain and bring a pre-authorisation code from your insurance company with you. When obtaining pre-authorisation it is wise to check any excess and limits on your policy.


Some insurance companies require that you see a Consultant for assessment. If you have been referred directly to a therapist please ensure you obtain preauthorisation for your first appointment to ensure this is not the case.


If you are covered by your employer’s private medical insurance scheme, and you would like to be admitted to Cardinal Clinic, referral can be made by your employer’s occupational health doctor.

In-patients and day-patients

Your Consultant Psychiatrist will fill in all the necessary forms required by the insurance company. Our Finance Department will liaise with the insurers on your behalf. Most policies have limited cover and so we suggest that you or a relative check this before admission.


Cardinal Clinic welcomes self-payers as well as those with Private Medical Insurance.

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 £5000. 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.

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