Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions.

What will a consultation cost me?

The cost for a new consultation will not exceed £285. During this first appointment we will go over your current problems and full history, conduct a relevant examination and review any existing results you may have. This typically lasts up to 45 minutes. The fees cover the professional cardiologist and nursing fees, and the costs of preparing an outcome letter for your GP or referring clinician.

A follow up consultation (within 12 months) will cost no more than £195.

You can ask further questions, typically over email, as needed.

There may rarely be additional hospital clinic fees for blood tests etc. but these would be advised at the time and vary according to the clinic location.

What tests will I need?

There are a wide range of methods that we can use to check your heart health. You can read about these here.

The most basic test is usually a resting ECG. You are welcome to bring along a high quality recording, or we can record this at the time of the consultation. We will work together to agree what other tests are recommended, but these are usually arranged at a later date.

How much do tests cost?

The fees for tests and investigations will vary slightly according to where they are performed.

There may be a hospital fee and a reporting fee, and these may be invoiced separately, but we will make sure you know these details in advance.

An echocardiogram is typically £250-£350, and a 72 hour ECG is £350.

A CT coronary angiogram is around £1500.

Tests can be arranged without an initial consultation, but would require a referral from another medical professional, and there may be additional reporting fees in this situation.

Do I need a referral to see you?

You can get private treatment from a consultant or specialist without being referred by your GP but it is always helpful to have as much information from your doctor as possible.

If you can’t get a referral, we ask that you email an outline of the clinical problem, with copies of any existing clinical test results. Our consultant will review the details and there may be circumstances where we recommend being seen by another specialist.

Your GP will need to agree to provide any ongoing prescriptions or aftercare. You should also check with any insurer if a referral is required.

Can I use my private medical insurance?

If you have private medical insurance, please contact your insurer before your consultation to check the terms of your policy, particularly the level and type of outpatient cover you have, including any reimbursement limits on individual consultation fees.

Dr Rosengarten is recognised by the following private medical insurers: Axa PPP healthcare, Allianz Worldwide Care, Aviva, Bupa, Cigna Healthcare, Exeter Family Friendly, Healix Health Services Ltd, Simplyhealth, Vitalityhealth and WPA. We regularly work with other insurance services not listed here.

Please note you are responsible for any fees not covered by your insurer.

Which hospital will I see you at?

We hold regular clinics across Kent, including Spencer Hospitals in Margate and The BMI Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury. Appointments can also be arranged at KIMS, Maidstone.

Are you offering remote consultations?

East Kent Cardiology are leaders in remote care and offer telephone and video consultations.

We have invested in home based monitoring, and can arrange for ECG testing and other devices to be sent to you at home, if required. We can even arrange for some blood tests to be done at home.

Your appointment will be booked at a mutually convenient time, and take place over the telephone, or via video call. The consultation will proceed as normal, including a full discussion of your health needs, review of any results, and recommendation for future management. Whilst you won’t be examined directly, we can make use of visual assessment (video or photo sharing). These arrangements follow guidance set out by the General Medical Council.

Usually fees apply, but if we agree that an urgent in person assessment is necessary, this can be arranged.

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