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Bedford and Associates


Payments


Payments

Payment may be made by cash or card. Payment is required on the day that the treatment is carried out.

Certain private courses of private treatment may require a deposit to be taken prior to treatment commencing.

A treatment plan will be provided for any courses of treatment recommended whether it is NHS or private treatment. The total cost estimate for a course of treatment will be detailed in the treatment plan.

Failure to make payment on the day of treatment may result in invoking the outstanding accounts procedure which could result in a further administration fee of up to 25% being added on to the account.


Exemptions from payment

NHS treatment charges exemption criteria are listed on the NHS Choices website and at the reception desk.

If you are exempt from the NHS charges, please bring proof of your benefit with you at the start of every new course of treatment. Failure to correctly identify the exemption, or claiming free treatment where not eligible may result in a fine from the NHS Business Authority.