Thanks for considering First Step Clinics where we aim to be open and transparent about our Fees for Child Psychiatry and Psychological Assessments. The fee structure is same for Adolescent Psychiatry and Young Adults as well.
The Initial Assessment by the Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, the first appointment has a tariff of £400.00 for 50 minutes. For self-paying patients willing to pre-pay, the cost is reduced to £375.00 – this fee includes an assessment summary with the agreed care plan emailed to you electronically.
Any follow-up meetings with the Consultant Psychiatrist is £200.00 for 30 minutes. For self-paying patients willing to pre-pay, the cost is reduced to £180.00 – this includes a brief summary letter where needed, often done periodically.
ADHD assessments: A full assessment requires a minimum of two meetings. The minimum cost is £600.00 and includes use of Vanderbilt Questionnaires. If Conners questionnaires are to be used, an additional charge of £50.00 will be added. We can offer a the QB computerised continuous performance test where appropriate at an additional cost of £150.00 (these additional charges may not be covered by your insurance provider such as BUPA/AXA). Medication follow-up monitoring will be as per the follow-up meeting charges displayed above.
Standalone QB test for ADHD: If done outside of a full ADHD assessment, the we offer the QB check for £250.00
Psychological therapy sessions are on average £125.00 (but may vary either side of this figure for individual therapists).
Specialist Assessments: Any Educational Psychology Assessment or use of formal testing such as Autism-Diagnostic Interview (ADI) interview schedules followed by the Autism Observation Schedules (ADOS) will cost significantly higher depending on the identified needs. The costs will vary and the total charges may range from £400.00 to £2000.00 spread across 3 to 4 meetings and will include a full report.
Cancellations policy for Fees: Child Psychiatry and Psychological Assessments and Treatments. A full fee is payable if appointments are cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled date and time. For all other cancellations, a £25.00 service charge is levied and remaining amount that is pre-paid will be refunded in 2 weeks.
Payment shortfalls by health insurance providers due to an excess on your policy, co-pay arrangements or any other reason will have to be paid for by the patient/parents.
Unpaid debts: Any fees unpaid despite reminders may lead to the debt being passed on to a credit recovery agency at the discretion of the given clinician/s. We appreciate life circumstances change and where appropriate, you may seek to pay in installments with our approval.