Private psychiatrists can offer a private mental health assessment, but private mental health assessments do come at a cost.
You may need to meet some conditions to qualify for private care, so it is advised to check with the provider before making any arrangements. Alternatively, you can self-fund the assessment yourself.
What is a Private Mental Health Assessment?
A private mental health assessment can help diagnose if someone has an illness or not. It is often necessary when insurance companies require proof of someone having an illness before they will approve them getting any private treatment they need on their insurance plan.
Other times people just want the reassurance of knowing what kind of condition they have and which treatments will work best for them.
Cost of going private for mental health assessment
The cost of private mental health assessments varies depending on the clinic you go to and the type of assessment you require. Generally, though it can be worth the peace of mind they provide.
What Happens After the Assessment?
After arranging a private mental health assessment, you will usually meet with a psychiatrist or therapist who will talk to you about your results. They will help you come up with a treatment plan that is best suited to your needs. If needed, they may also refer you to other specialists for further treatment.
If you are thinking of getting a private mental health assessment, it is important to do your research first and find a reputable psychiatrist that offers the treatment you need.
If you are thinking of private health insurance, it is also worth shopping around to get the best deal. A private mental health assessment may be covered in full or part by private healthcare plans.
Signs that a private mental health assessment might be useful include:
– Feeling overwhelmed
– Not knowing what to do next
– Having problems coping with your life in general
– Struggling to keep up with daily activities
– Significant changes in sleeping patterns
– Loss of appetite or increased appetite
– Panic attacks or claustrophobia
– Not enjoying activities previously enjoyed
– Prolonged feelings of sadness and hopelessness
-memory problems or problems with focus.
These are signs that a private mental health assessment might be needed. Remember that private healthcare assessments can also help those who have been referred from the NHS as many private assessments are covered by private healthcare insurance.
A private mental health assessment will help to establish whether private psychiatric treatment or private counselling is required and can begin immediately.
A private mental health assessment should be thorough, taking into consideration the entire history of your symptoms to determine which type of care will be most beneficial.
A private mental health assessment will help doctors make a diagnosis and therefore provide appropriate treatment for you quickly. A private mental health assessment can take place in an office or clinic setting, but it’s also possible to have this done over video conference.
How much does it cost to complete a mental capacity assessment?
This will depend on the background reading, complexity of the case and interview time. Please contact us for a quote.