Referrals

Fee paying referrals

Sussex Sleep Services is the onestop place for the diagnosis and treatment of insured and self funding private patients. Most private health insurers will cover fees for medical conditions relating to sleep. GPs and specialists may refer patients, but patients are welcome to ring to self refer (07803 421447). A pre-authorisation number from the insurer is required before insured patients are given an appointment.

 

Please note – if you self refer, we will inform your GP of any diagnosis or treatment that you undergo. We will not treat patients without informing their GP because to do so might interfere with future advice or treatment from your doctor and would not be ethical in our opinion.

 

Whilst accounts for diagnosis and treatment are sent directly to insurers for settlement, any shortfall on the policy is the responsibility of the patient. You are advised to check with your insurer their level of funding for any procedure that you agree to.

 

Private health insurers will not cover treatments for pure snoring and, therefore, it is necessary for patients to fund any treatment for that condition themselves.

 

Private health insurers do not normally cover the cost of purchase of a CPAP machine for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea.

 

NHS referrals

To get referred with a sleep problem for NHS treatment, you should consult your GP who will advise you further.