patient  information

Please find below some information of frequently asked questions by patients. Hopefully you will find this helpful. If you need more information, please get in touch.


What to bring with you

It will be helpful if you could bring the following to your consultation:

• Referral letter either from your GP or your consultant(s)

• Previous blood tests results, reports of imaging ( xray, ultrasound or MRI )

• It is helpful to bring a pair of shorts and vest or t-shirt to be examined in.

Insurance

Dr Ambrose works with all major insurance providers in Ireland and will charge within the schedule of charges for specific insurance companies.

As you are ultimately responsible for all cost of your care, even if you are insured, it is important to check the cover your insurance will provide. We strongly recommend that you notify your insurance provider prior to proceeding with your initial and follow up outpatient consultations, diagnostic investigations such as blood tests and imaging as well as any proposed treatment.

Your insurance provider will provide you with an authorisation number. Please provide this to us prior to your consultation and bring it along to your appointment.

Patients are ultimately responsible for all costs incurred, not their insurers. Please be mindful that insurance policies vary widely and we are unable to advice each patient individually on what is and is not covered.

Outpatient Consultation Fees

ADULT PATIENTS

Initial appointment: €220

Follow Up Appointments: €150

Initial appointments are 30 minutes and follow up appointments are 20 minutes.

* Longer appointment times are available on request. If your health is complex please discuss this at the time of booking your appointment to see if you need an hour appointment slot. This will be charged at €350 for a new patient and €250 for follow up.

* Dr Ambrose advises patients with Hypermobility / EDS / or Chronic Pain Syndromes that an hour appointment may be more useful than the regular 30 minute appointment.

ADOLESCENT PATIENTS (12-17)

Initial appointment: €250

Follow Up Appointments: €150

Initial appointments are 45 minutes and follow up appointments are 30 minutes.

* Longer appointment times are available on request. If your health is complex please discuss this at the time of booking your appointment to see if you need an hour appointment slot. This will be charged at €350 for a new patient and €250 for follow up.

* Dr Ambrose advises patients with Hypermobility / EDS / or Chronic Pain Syndromes that an hour appointment may be more useful than the regular 30 minute appointment.

Outpatient Procedures

Joint, Tendon, Intramuscular or soft tissue injection: usually €100

Joint Aspiration : usually €100

In addition to this, the clinic or hospital may charge their own fee for injectable drugs and dressings.

Diagnostic Tests

You may be recommended to undergo further tests following your consultation such as scans or blood tests. These tests are provided and billed by the relevant clinic / hospitals and are not billed by Dr. Ambrose’s office.

Although your insurers may have authorised your consultation, they will often need to pre authorise separately for diagnostic tests and we strongly advice that you contact your insurers to inform them prior to proceeding with the tests. Please note that your insurance provider may not cover the entire cost, for example, if there is a limit on your policy or an excess.

It is important to note that patients are ultimately responsible for all costs incurred, not their insurers and keeping your insurers informed along the way can help avoid any unexpected costs.

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