There are two main ways to pay for your treatment:

  • Through Private Medical Insurance
  • Self-pay Options

Private Medical Insurance

If you have private medical insurance, or are covered by a company health insurance policy, it is advisable to check with your insurance company that your policy covers the proposed investigation or treatment prior to making your appointment.  Your insurance company may request that you submit a claim form, signed by your GP or referring clinician prior to authorizing your investigation or treatment.

When you attend the Radiology department for your scan or treatment you will be asked for the details of your Insurance policy and, if relevant, the pre-authorisation reference number. The hospital will usually invoice the insurance company directly.

Self-Pay Options

If you are not covered by medical insurance, you may opt to pay for your private imaging investigation by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. You will be asked to pay the required amount prior to your imaging appointment. 

Self-pay prices for imaging investigations are set by the individual hospitals. We will be happy to provide advice on how much your Radiological investigation or treatment will cost at the hospital of your choice.

In addition, we have negotiated low cost self-pay diagnostic imaging services directly with the Royal United Hospital Bath. This service supports the RUH Radiology department, making better use of NHS facilities and reinvesting into the NHS to improve our provision of Radiology services to NHS patients.

If you would like to find out the prices of our low-cost self-pay scans provided by this service please click on the following link:

Bip Diagnostic Imaging Services



Circle – declaration of interest. Please note that many of the Consultant Radiologists in the Bath Radiology Group are shareholding Partners of the CircleBath Hospital.