funding with Health Insurance

Dr Menzies is registered providers with most major health insurance companies. Dr Short is registered with AXA and WPA

  • Many insurers cover our fees and it is straightforward billing them directly. You just pay the excess. 

  • Unfortunately, certain insurance companies are not willing to pay our standard fees, such as BUPA. Therefore we are currently accepting only a limited number of cases funded by these companies*.

When using health insurance, please obtain a pre-authorisation number from your insurer (usually given after a brief phone call)

  • We will need this before an initial appointment can be confirmed.

Invoicing and payment

  • We will invoice your insurer directly and you will only need to pay your excess to us.

  • We kindly request that you sign up to Go Cardless, a direct debit scheme, so we can take payment for this excess efficiently.


After the initial assessment we will usually advise treatment with ourselves or may refer you to a colleague; the insurer will need to agree funding for this.

*If these limited number of places are full and you still wish to use health insurance, we can discuss with you whether you wish to ask your insurer if they will cover our standard full cost or whether they will allow you to pay the difference (their standard contractual terms with us state that we are not allowed to charge you this difference).