Self-pay treatment at Benenden Hospital

Whether you come to Benenden Hospital as a self-pay inpatient or outpatient, you’ll be choosing award-winning, spacious facilities in therapeutic surroundings rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission. Our teams have the time and space to care for you before, during and after your treatment.

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When you come to us for treatment, you can expect:

  • 0% rate for hospital-acquired MRSA infection
  • Comfortable and private en suite rooms for overnight stays
  • Continuous care from your chosen Consultant and our expert clinical teams
  • Free use of Wi-fi, phone, TV and radio in your private room
  • Ample free on-site parking for you and your visitors
  • On-site Pharmacy

Treatment prices - how much does private medical treatment cost?

You can trust us to give you outstanding personal care for a guaranteed price, based on your precise individual needs, with no hidden costs. The price will include all hospital fees, your Consultant's fee and, if necessary, your Anaesthetist's fee.

For more information, read our Private Patient Terms and Conditions.

I have a question about paying for my own treatment

Why should I choose self-pay healthcare?

If you need help now with a health concern, and don’t want to wait, paying for your own private treatment in hospital is a smart way to get back on the road to recovery, fast.

There are four reasons why self-funded healthcare could be the right choice for you, if:

You don’t have private medical insurance

If you’re worried about an unexpected health condition, and don’t have private medical insurance, self-pay treatments can be a good option if you need to be seen quickly and can fund your own treatment.

Your private medical insurance or Benenden Health membership doesn’t cover treatment

We’re open to all, so if your existing health insurance doesn’t cover the care you need, self-pay gives you access to over 250 treatments and services.

You’re worried about NHS waiting lists or feel you’ve been waiting too long already

If your condition is affecting your quality of life, and you don’t want to wait for NHS care, our self-pay treatments ensure that you’re seen quickly by our expert clinicians.

Your health is affecting family or work commitments

If you’re missing work or you’re unable to enjoy family life, self-pay healthcare offers speedier access to diagnosis, so you can get back to being you.

Which self-pay healthcare treatments and services do you offer?

We're a Centre of Excellence for a number of popular self-pay treatments, including:

In addition to these treatments, we offer a full range of specialist self-funded services, such as:

We also provide a comprehensive range of tests and scans in our modern imaging suite including MRI scans and CT scans.

Full details of the treatments we offer can be found on our treatments and services page.

Do you offer all-inclusive pricing?

A hospital visit can be worrying at the best of times, and when you’re self-funding you don’t need the added stress of unknown costs. With Benenden Hospital, you can rest assured that we’ll give you a comprehensive guaranteed price for your surgery or procedure, based on your precise individual needs, with no hidden costs.

Your first consultation any tests or investigations are paid for separately, but once we know what your treatment will involve, we’ll give you a fixed all-inclusive price. If you haven’t seen a Consultant yet, and don’t know what treatment you’ll need, we can give you a guide price, so you can get a picture of the kind of costs to expect.

View our self-pay price list or, to discuss the cost of treatment, call our Private Patient team on 01580 363158 or complete our online enquiry form.

How can I book a self-pay treatment?

We make accessing quality, self-funded healthcare easy and you can arrange your initial consultation at a time to suit you.

  • Simply get in touch with our in-house Private Patient Team to book an appointment with one of our specialist consultants. If your GP has advised that your condition requires specialist diagnosis and possible treatment, they’ll need to provide us with a referral letter but either you or your GP can contact us to arrange your first appointment
  • Our Consultants will discuss and recommend the best course of treatment for you.
  • When you check in, our kind and caring staff are here to help you recover quickly and comfortably so you can get back to doing what you love

To book your initial consultation, call our Private Patient Team on 01580 363158 or complete our online booking form.

How and when do I pay for my treatment?

If you’re self-funding, you have to pay in full before we can arrange your treatment. Payment can be made by:

  • Major credit or debit cards - we don’t accept American Express
  • Electronic payment directly into our bank account
  • Cheque

Electronic payment directly into our bank account

The sort code and account number to pay your balance are on the bottom of the invoice you'll have received.

By card

Card payments can be made in person or over the phone with our Finance Department on 01580 240333 ext 7470, quoting your invoice number.

By cheque

To ensure your admission as a self-pay patient, we must receive a cheque at least seven working days before your appointment date.

Make your cheque payable to Benenden Hospital Trust and send it to:

Accounts Department
The Benenden Hospital Trust
Goddard's Green Road
Benenden
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 4AX 

Please remember to write your hospital account number on the back.

What are your Terms and Conditions for self-funding patients?

Please see the link below for our Terms and Conditions for self-funding patients.

Private Patient Terms and Conditions downloadable PDF

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Thinking about self-funding your treatment?

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