Setting the Standard for Private Healthcare and Occupational Health
Dr Harjeev Rai is the Medical Director of Hessington Health Limited. He has has over 20 years of General Practice experience and has a specialist interest in occupational health and health screening. He continues to work as a GP in Hertfordshire and understands the local population well. He has successfully developed a health screening service which he operates nationally. We are delighted to announce Hessington Health has joint Pinehill Hospital in a joint venture to offer a high quality health screening services to our local population. We had a soft launch 12 months ago and we are proud to report that the patient feedback has been very positive. If you are looking for a well woman or wellman health screen please contact us. Your health screen will be carried out by Hessington Health within our state of the art facilities at Pinehill Hospital.
Your Health Screening
Pinehill Hospital and Hessington Health have joined forces to provide fast access to a comprehensive package of services. Whether your Company has suggested this health check for you, or you have made this decision yourself, you can be assured that you have come to the right place for a comprehensive review of your health and wellbeing. We can help you every step of the way from meeting a qualified GP to seeing a Consultant Specialist and onward treatment. The Health Screening will be overseen by, a fully qualified General Practitioner who will produce a report. You will receive that report in a timely manner from your Doctor. If your Doctor recommends that you need to see a Consultant, you then have the choice to see a consultant privately. You can choose to either pay for your own treatment or use private medical insurance.
Hessington Health was established with the principle aim of providing patients with access to all forms of private medical services promptly and at the highest standard. The service spans from initial health screening to onward referral to the right specialist, quickly and efficiently. Hessington Health has over 15 years experience and operate from several insurance approved private hospitals across the country. Services are delivered by highly qualified Doctors. For corporate clients, a comprehensive range of occupational health services delivered by highly experienced Occupational Health Consultants is available. These services are bespoke to each organisation and can be tailored for the individual business needs.
Following Your Health Screening – Once You Receive Your Report
Your Doctor will write a letter of referral to a consultant. Once this has been done, either you or your Doctor can contact us to arrange the first out-patient appointment.
You will be given the option for Pinehill Consultants to deliver your care - this is a key element of Private Healthcare. Pinehill Hospital is proud to work in partnership with some of the most well qualified and experienced consultants available in their specialist field. All our consultants work or have worked in NHS positions and have extensive specialist experience and qualifications in their chosen field. All our consultants are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and are formally registered with the GMC on the “Specialist Register” related to the specialist area they work in. Our consultant’s qualifications can be easily verified by referring directly to www.gmc-uk.org. For more information and to view any of our consultant’s profiles please visit our website.
Employer Funded Benefit Scheme
If your Employer is invested in the health and wellbeing of their employees, we offer a variety of Health Screening packages which would come under the Employer Benefit Scheme.
Paying for your own treatment
If you are paying for your own treatment, just call our friendly enquiry team to see how we can help on 01462 427 227. Pinehill has a fixed cost care scheme. This means that you will be quoted an ‘all inclusive’ fixed price for your treatment which means you know the full cost of your treatment beforehand.
Using your Medical insurance
If you have a private medical insurance policy, please check with your insurance company prior to attending to ensure the policy covers you for the condition in question, and to gain an authorisation code. The level of cover varies between different insurers and this should be checked directly. Insurance companies may also require a copy of the referral letter.
A Health Screening is a great opportunity to discuss your concern. The following are included in the package price of £499:
• 1 hour with a Doctor
• Intensive assessment which is designed to get an in-depth understanding about the health level of the patient by combining the physical examination with blood tests
• Avoid fatty foots before tests - light diet only in the 24 hours before the test
Tests and assessments include:
• Height / weight, body mass assessment
• Urine assessment
• Blood pressure
• Full physical examination including joints, posture, mobility, abdominal palpation, ear, nose, throat and eyes
• Lung function - simple peak flow test
• Visual skin assessment
• Men - PSA prostate marker test
• Women - PAP smear test HES3 and PAPT
• Neurological assessment
• ECG of the heart
• Stool test to test for bowel cancer
• Blood count
• Kidney test
• Liver test
• Diabetes test and HBA1C
• ESR (Marker for inflammation and infection)
• Audiology (additional cost)
Following your initial consultation, the full report will be sent to you within ten days. The report will be fully explained and will be in plain English with recommendations for further action where appropriate. You may then choose, or the Doctor may recommend additional tests. Most of these can be completed at Pinehill. If there are any urgent concerns, your Doctor will contact you and suggest further action. Alternatively, he may refer you on to a Consultant in a specific speciality if appropriate. You may be contacted by Pinehill to make such an appointment but this is, of course, entirely your decision.
Price and availability
The package price of the health screening is £499 and the clinic is run on a Monday (all day) once a month.