At present video consultations using whasap or skype are available. Most insurers will now fund these, but please speak to your insurer to check.
Bokings for Face-to-face appointments at Swansea are being taken, available from July 2020.
Psychiatry Private Outpatient Appointments – Dr Davies sees adults with conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress/burn-out and Asperger’s syndrome. He is also able to see people with alcohol problems arising in conjunction with a Psychiatric disorder, and sleep problems of a psychiatric nature. He has particular experience in Psychiatric aspects of physical disease and physical trauma.
Dr Davies is registered with a number of insurers such as AXA-PPP, AVIVA, Vitality Health, Exeter Friendly, WPA, Cigna and Benenden.Self-funding patients are welcome. A referral from your GP is needed for a new patient appointment.
A new private patient Psychiatry appointment lasting up to one hour costs £260.00. Usually, a letter would be sent to your GP outlining treatment recommendations. You are welcome to have a copy of the letter yourself. A follow-up appointment lasts up to 30 minutes and the cost is £150. Normally Dr Davies would not usually see people for more than a couple of follow-up appointments.
Assessments for neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder) normally take longer, and the fee is £450.00. Please ask your insurer to agree this with you in writing.
Employment or personal injury reports are charged according to a separate structure.
Private patient appointments are normally held at Bridgend, but are taking place in Swansea while the Bridgend Clinic is closed.
Please note that Dr Davies provides scheduled outpatient Psychiatry clinic appointments only. He does not provide urgent or emergency private appointments, crisis intervention, home visits or out-of-hours care. If you require any of these, please contact your GP. Also, Dr Davies does not provide private Psychiatric inpatient treatment.
“There are many reasons that patients choose to receive private healthcare, one of which is the ability to access healthcare much more quickly than the current waiting times for NHS treatment… Other reasons for choosing private healthcare include the flexibility for patients to choose when and where they receive treatment, to choose which consultant or specialist provides their care and the ability to seek a second opinion on treatment advice received through the NHS”
Report by Auditor General Wales, Wales Audit Office, February 2016 ‘A Review of the impact of Private Practice on NHS Provision’.