Terms & Conditions

My terms and conditions are as follows:

1. If you are covered by medical insurance:
 
You are strongly advised to contact your insurer, before your first appointment, to:
a)  check that you are covered for psychiatric disorders;
b)  check the limits of the cover provided for outpatient treatment and;
c)  request an authorisation or claim number (if provided).
Your insurer will usually require you to be referred to me by your General Practitioner, or by another specialist to whom you were originally referred by your GP. 
 
i) If you are covered by one of the major medical insurance companies, please contact them so that I can claim my fees direct from your insurer on your behalf.
 
ii) If you wish to make the claim yourself, then bring your claim form with you to your first consultation with me so that I can complete it. You can then forward it with the invoice that you will subsequently receive from me. By this method, you are responsible for forwarding the invoice (or any subsequent invoices) to your insurer with your claim form or authorisation number.
 
If any query arises about payment, you are responsible for contacting your insurer. Where I do not receive payments promptly, I will send you a statement and reminder. In case of non-payment or a shortfall under the terms of your insurance, you are responsible for settling the outstanding balance. Failure to make payment will result in the matter being referred to a debt collecting agent, whose charges will be added to and be payable with the invoice amount.
 
2.  If you are paying personally:
 
If you are paying for your consultation with me personally, you should pay me at the end of the session and I will give you a receipt. Cheques are made payable to “Dr Neil Brener”. I cannot accept payment by credit or debit card.
 
3.  If payment is being made by another person or organisation:
 
If an organisation, or a person other than you, is responsible for paying for your treatment, please inform me or my Personal Assistant when making your appointment. Failure to make payment within 28 days will result in the matter being referred to a debt collecting agent, whose charges will be added to and be payable with the invoice amount.
 
4. Cancellation of outpatient appointments
 
If you know you will have to cancel an appointment, please do it as soon as possible so that another patient can have your slot. Cancellations or missed appointments will be charged at 100% unless 24 hours' notice is given.  Appointments cancelled with more than 24 hours notice will not be charged.
 
5. Private inpatient or day patient care
 
If you are insured and think you may need to be admitted to hospital after the first appointment, bring your individual or group membership number or other details of the insurance with you. For admission, I will obtain pre-authorisation from your insurer.