While there is no need for a doctor’s referral in most cases, Matthew is happy to accept referrals from any healthcare professionals and has good links locally to consultants and physiotherapists should you require onward referral. Many private insurers will require a GP or consultant referral and a pre-authorisation.
Matthew is covered by most major insurers including Bupa, Cigna, Aviva, Healix, Vitality and WPA. You will likely need a referral from your GP or private consultant and a pre-authorisation from your insurer. Podiatric assessment and treatment is usually covered, including gait analysis, and minor surgery such as nail surgery, however Orthoses (orthotics) and braces are not usually covered.
We have introduced packages for foot orthoses and Richie braces to ensure that there are no unforeseen costs relating to your orthotic treatment. If you purchase the package, all fitting, adjustments and as many reviews as you need are included within six months, saving you at least £135 (assuming 1 casting/scanning appointment, fitting and follow up at £95 each).
|CONSULTATION/ TREATMENT||BLACKHEATH HOSPITAL|
|Biomechanical assessment/ Gait analysis||£160|
|Follow up||From £95|
|Minor surgery (ingrown nails, verrucae etc.)||From £350|
|Prefabricated Orthoses||Basic Sidas Insoles £40|
Bio Fashion £75
Bio Advanced £80
Bio Mex £85
|Custom-made Orthoses||Package price £500 (includes casting/scanning, fitting, any adjustments and follow up appointments within 6 months)|
Orthotic only £350 (suitable for second pairs or where other appointments are covered by insurance- fitting/adjustments charged at standard follow up rate of £95)
|Richie Brace (ankle-foot orthosis/AFO)||Package price £650(includes casting/scanning, fitting, any adjustments and follow up appointments within 6 months)|
Brace only £450 (suitable for repeat/replacement or where other appointments are covered by insurance- fitting/adjustments charged at standard follow up rate of £95)
Other services/treatments POA.