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Last updated:
20/11/2017

How do I pay for private treatment and therapy?

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  1. Overview
  2. What is private mental healthcare?
  3. Why would I choose to go private?
  4. How do I access private mental healthcare?
  5. How do I pay for private mental healthcare?
  6. What are my rights?
  7. Next steps

  1. Useful contacts
  2. Still looking for help?

Useful contacts:

Southern Health and Social Care Trust

Social Services for Southern Region

Address - Trust Headquarters, College of Nursing, Craigavon Hospital, 68 Lurgan Road, Portadown, BT63 5QQ

Telephone - 028 3752 2341

(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm )

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Social Service for South Eastern Region

Address - Trust Headquarters, Ulster Hospital, Upper Newtownards Road, Dundonald, Belfast, BT16 1RH

Telephone - 028 9181 2661

(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm )

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Social Services for the Northern Region

Address - Trust Headquarters. Bretten Hall. Bush Road. Antrim. BT41 2RL

Telephone - 028 7963 1031

(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm )

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Social Services for Belfast Region

Address - Trust Headquarters, Administration Floor, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB

Telephone - 028 9504 0100

(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm)

Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT)

Social Services for Western Region

Address - MDEC Building, Altnagelvin Hospital, Glenshane Road, Londonderry, BT47 6SB

Telephone - 028 7134 5471

(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm )

Financial Conduct Authority

Telephone - 0800 111 6768

Free phone
(Monday - Friday 8 am - 6 pm, Saturday 9 am - 1 pm )

Action Against Medical Accidents (AVMA)

Provides free independent advice and support to people affected by medical accidents (lapses in patient safety) through their specialist helpline, written casework and inquest support services.

Address - Freedman House, Christopher Wren Yard, 117 High Street, Croydon, CRO 1QG

Telephone - 0845 123 2352

(Monday - Friday 10:30am - 15:30pm )

Citizens Advice

Address - 46 Donegall Pass, Belfast, BT7 1BS

Telephone - 028 9023 1120

Advice Northern Ireland (NI)

Advice NI exists to provide leadership and services to our 62 member organisations and to ensure accessible advice services across Northern Ireland.

Address - 1 Rushfield Avenue, Belfast, BT7 3FP

Telephone - 0808 802 0020/ 0289 064 5919

Free phone for 0800 number
(Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm )

Health Assessment Advisory Service

The health assessment advisory service arranges and carries out assessment for DWP.

Address - Customer Relations Team Health Assessment Advisory Service Room 4E04, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UA

Telephone - 0800 288 8777

(Mon – Fri 8am-8pm; Sat – 9am-5pm )

Within this subject

  1. Overview
  2. What is private mental healthcare?
  3. Why would I choose to go private?
  4. How do I access private mental healthcare?
  5. How do I pay for private mental healthcare?
  6. What are my rights?
  7. Next steps

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