Private patients

We can help facilitate private outpatient consultations and inpatient admissions, when they are covered by health insurance, government/local authority or self-funding. Please note the majority of our private patients' services we can provide are for our paediatric care at our Children's Hospital.

Patients from overseas and all parts of the UK can be referred to our hospitals as private patients. If you are a member of the public and would like to be referred privately, please make a request via your GP or consultant, as we are unable to accept self-referrals.


We can place private patients in contact with consultants in most of our paediatric specialties.

Services include:

  • Paediatric ophthalmology
  • Paediatric ear, nose and throat
  • Paediatric urology
  • Paediatric neurology
  • Paediatric cardiology
  • Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Paediatric endocrinology
  • Radiology

Private referrals for mental health

For mental health referrals, it is possible for individuals to self-refer to the Forward Thinking Birmingham mental health service. This service is for 0-25 year olds who are registered with a Birmingham GP.

Contact us

If you would like to arrange for a child to be seen on a private basis, please contact the Private Patients office via the contact details below:

Tel: 0121 333 8389

The department is open for enquiries five days per week, Monday - Friday from 9.00am - 5.00pm. At times when staff are not available there is a telephone answering service where messages can be left.

Private Patients enquiry form

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