Private Practice Fees

The Belfast Vertigo Clinic is a trading style of FiftyOne Healthcare Limited, a private healthcare company based in Northern Ireland. We offer appointments to patients with private medical insurance and to those wishing to self-fund their care. Our billing is managed by Medserv Limited, a specialist medical billing company.

We offer fee-assured consultations for patients with private medical insurance. This means that we have agreed to abide by the fee schedule set by your private medical insurance company and will not require you to pay top-up fees. You must contact your insurance company prior to making an appointment to ensure that they will authorise your treatment. Please do not assume that just because you have private medical insurance that you will be covered automatically as many insurance policies have policy excesses and exclusions and you are responsible for any fees that are not covered by your insurance policy. Wherever possible, please bring your pre-authorisation number with you to the consultation. Your insurance company may require an indication of the possible fees you may generate during your appointment. These are our most common fee codes:

20300 Initial Consultation
20310 Review Consultation
20220 Hearing test
AU024 Video head Impulse Testing (specialist inner ear balance test)
MRI Scan typically Internal Auditory Meati (IAMs), Brain and/or Neck

In general, Medserv Limited will deal directly with your insurance company. However, in the event of a short fall due to policy exclusions or excess, Medserv Limited will send you an invoice. You can then settle this by telephone, on-line or by post using a debit or credit card or personal cheque.

For those without private medical insurance, we offer a “pay as you go” service. Our service can be tailored to your budget and you may simply wish to have a consultation or a consultation with diagnostic investigations (at additional cost). After your consultation, you will receive an invoice from Medserv Limited. You can then settle this by telephone, on-line or by post using a debit or credit card or personal cheque. You will not be required to pay for the consultation on the day of you appointment and we do not accept cash payments. For up-to-date advice on consultation costs, you may contact Medserv Limited on the number below, quoting the fee codes:

20300 Initial Consultation
20310 Review Consultation
20220 Hearing test
AU024 Video head Impulse Testing (specialist inner ear balance test)
MRI Scan typically Internal Auditory Meati (IAMs), Brain and/or Neck
Medserv Limited 0800 0124 011
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