Initial Consultation (up to) £240
Follow-up Consultation (up to) £160
Remote Consultation £120
Endoscopic examination* £100
Nasal cautery £75
Hearing test £60
* Includes Nasendoscopy (examination of sinuses); Laryngoscopy (examination of larynx/throat)
** Removal of ear wax with the use of specialist finely calibrated suction device
Repeat Prescription – no fee is charged
Medical Report - £100 per report*
Telephone consultation & email advice – may be charged from £110
Telephone and email advice is likely to be chargeable when a significant amount of time and advice is involved
*Medical reports in respect of requests for further patient information (this is in addition to patient clinic letters, which are included within the consultation fee).
A Late Cancellation Fee will apply to self funding and insured patients; where 24 hours’ notice is not given to cancel an appointment. You will be billed directly for the consultation fee by Medserv Ltd.
Paying for private care
When seeking private medical care you become responsible for settling the fees charged by the consultant, plus any hospital charges and pharmacy costs. Please confirm with your insurance company whether your policy covers some or all of these costs. You should check with your insurance company directly. For self funding patients, you will be billed via our accounts handling company Medserv Ltd as per our fees above. You are responsible for additional fees charged by the hospital you attend, and you should contact them directly to discuss any additional fees with certain procedures, such as endoscopic examination or microsuction.
What will I be charged?
You will receive an invoice for each consultation with additional charges for specific procedures and tests. This is billed to your insurance company via Healthcode or, if self funding, an invoice is issued by our accounts handling service; Medserv Ltd.
You may also receive a separate invoice from the hospital where your consultation/ treatment took place, to cover their costs of using and cleaning the equipment provided. This is completely separate to the consultation invoice and is issued by the hospital. Please contact the hospital concerned regarding any charges received.
I am covered by health insurance:
Prof Kim is recognised by all the major insurance companies
Some companies have negotiated special rates for consultations and procedures, and these will automatically be applied to your invoice.
There are many variations in policy cover, which differ between companies. Please check with your own insurer on your level of cover.
In almost all cases we charge within insurance company schedules, but your policy may have an excess or shortfall that you are responsible for.
How do I pay?
We will bill your insurer directly where possible. You will be notified by your insurer of any excess or shortfall payments which should be settled directly with the consultant. In this instance, you will receive a bill from Medserv to cover the outstanding amount. The practice accepts payment by cheque and via major credit and debit cards.
I am Self Funding:
Following your consultation, you will receive our invoice from Medserv. You may also receive a separate invoice from the hospital where your consultation/ treatment took place, to cover their costs of using and cleaning the equipment provided. This is completely separate to the consultation invoice and is issued by the hospital. Please contact the hospital concerned regarding any charges received.
Hospital Charges - Important; please read:
The Hospital will charge for the use of equipment used in procedures such as endoscopic examination (nasendoscopy), microsuction and hearing tests. This applies to Insured and self-funded patients. The hospital fee is totally separate from the consultation fees, and will be charged by the hospital concerned in additional to Prof Kim's fees. For more information about Hospital charges, please speak to a member of the Hospital Outpatient Team.
For further information on Prof Kim's fees, please contact us on:
Tel: 07950 440 575
For surgery costs; you will be quoted the surgeon & anaesthetist fee based on your insurers published fees. For self pay patients, you will receive a quotation from the hospital which will include hospital charges, as well as surgeon & anaesthetist fees.