Private referrals

Here’s how to get started with your private treatment.

How do I get referred to become a private patient?

Becoming a private patient with Newmedica is simple. Whether you’re paying for your own treatment or using your private medical insurance, we’ll make it a stress-free process.

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Self-pay healthcare

Paying for your treatment yourself means you don’t have to be referred by your optician or GP (though, of course, we do accept their referrals). Simply get in touch with your choice of clinic by phone or email and we’ll arrange the rest.

What is the process for referral or self-pay?

Once you've decided to have your treatment with us – either by referral or self-pay – we'll get in touch to arrange your pre-assessment appointment a few days after we receive your referral.

If you're having private cataract surgery, we'll talk you through the lens options and what might work best for your lifestyle and specific needs. Find out more about lens choices here.

If you want to go ahead, we’ll book you in. Your surgery will typically be within two weeks.

Ready to get started?

If you'd like to book your private treatment with us or would like to find out more, simply contact your local Newmedica clinic.

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Private medical insurance

We are proud to be recognised by the main private medical insurance companies. We are accredited by the following:

Freedom Health Insurance
Permanent Health Co
The Exeter

If you’re using private medical insurance, you might need some more information to make your claim. So please do check with your insurer first to see if they need a referral from your GP or optician to authorise your treatment.

It’s also worth checking to see if you have an excess on your policy, an annual outpatient charge limit, or outpatient cover regardless of admission to hospital.

What is the process for private medical insurance?

First, you should double check with your insurer that you’re covered for the treatment you need. If you already know that you’re covered, you can be referred to us by your GP, optician or you can refer yourself.

Once we receive your referral, we’ll contact you to organise an initial assessment. We'll give you all the details of your potential treatment or surgery, so you can send them to your insurer to check that you’re covered. We’ll also give you the details of your potential surgery, which you can send to your insurer to check against your coverage.

Depending on the treatment type selected and the insurance cover available within each individual policy, some patients might have to pay top up fees in addition to the amount covered by their insurance company. If this applies to you, we'll discuss it with you before your treatment.

Get in touch with your provider

If you have any more questions or you’re not sure about your coverage, it’s best to get in touch with your insurance provider first.

Free consultation

Your first cataract appointment to chat about your treatment won’t cost you a penny.

More options for cataract surgery

You’ll have extra lens choices to suit you and your lifestyle better.

Short waiting time

Your surgery will be organised within a couple of weeks of your first consultation.

Your own patient coordinator

As part of your private journey with us, you’ll be assigned your own dedicated patient coordinator. They will look after you throughout your time with us and you can contact them directly with any questions you may have.

Have any more questions for us?

If you’ve got any questions about our private services, just give us a call or fill in our contact form.

Call us

Our team will be ready to answer your calls and questions on 0800 4096 792 – Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5.30pm.

Contact form

Fill out our contact form here.

Find your nearest clinic


Unit 1B and 1C Midland Place, Barlborough Links, Chesterfield, S43 4FR


Aqueous One, Aston Cross Business Village, Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B6 5RQ


Riverside Surgery, Barnard Avenue, Brigg, DN20 8AS

Bristol - Aztec West

Building 720, Waterside Drive, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4UD

Bristol - Litfield House

Litfield House Medical Centre, 1 Litfield Place, Clifton Down, Bristol, BS8 3LS

Bury St Edmunds

4 Lawson Place, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7EW


Park Place Health Centre, Park Place, Darlington DL1 5LW


The Medical Eye Clinic, Sigford Road, Matford Park, Exeter, EX2 8NL

Gloucester Aspen

Aspen Medical Centre, Horton Road, Gloucester, GL1 3PX

Gloucester Brighouse

19D Brighouse Court, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3RT


Cromwell Primary Care Centre, 1st Floor, Cromwell Road, Grimsby, DN31 2BH


St Andrew's House, 4400 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, PO15 7FJ


London House, Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, IP2 0EE


Mendip Vale Medical Centre, Pudding Pie Lane, Langford, BS40 5EL


St Martins House, 210 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, LS7 4HZ


Grove Park, 1 Barton Close, Leicester, LE19 1SJ


North Hykeham Health Centre, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 9BA


29-30 Market Place, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS3 6HR


Hadrian House, Balliol Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE12 8EW


Unit 2 Westbury Court, Anglia Way, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6JA


Lakeside 200, Old Chapel Way, Broadland Business Park, Norwich, NR7 0WG


Tottle Road, Riverside Business Park, Nottingham, NG2 1RT


GP Led Health Centre, Ramsden Avenue, Camp Hill, Nuneaton, CV10 9EB


Avalon House, Marcham Road, Abingdon, OX14 1TZ


Forder House, 20 William Prance Road, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 5WR


Unit 2, Anchorage Ave., Shrewsbury Bus. Park, Shrewsbury, SY2 6FG


Buckland House, Langley Business Park, 10 Waterside Drive, Langley, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 6EZ


Swindon NHS Health Centre, 1 Islington Street, Swindon, SN1 2DQv


Queens Road Consulting Rooms, 92 Queens Road, Donnington, Telford, TF2 8BZ


106 Barnsley Road, Wakefield, WF1 5NX


Unit 5, Berkeley Business Park, Wainwright Road, Worcester, WR4 9FA


The Dukeries, 31-33 Retford Road, Worksop, S80 2PU


Dee Valley Medical Practice, 15 High Street, Overton-on-Dee, Wrexham, LL13 0ED


How long does this referral process take?

Although this can vary from clinic to clinic, we aim to get you in for your treatment a couple of weeks either after we receive your referral, or after your first consultation with us.

When will I hear back from Newmedica?

Once we’ve received your referral or enquiry, we’ll get in touch with you within a couple of days to organise an appointment for you.

Which private treatment services do you offer?

You can find the full list of our private treatments here.