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IMPORTANT: All appointments at Veincentre are classed as: OUTPATIENT
Will my health insurance policy cover your procedures?
Veincentre is a centre of excellence for the treatment of all varicose veins and as such we are recognised by all the major health insurers, including BUPA and AXA-PPP.
If you have any difficulty getting authorisation please contact us and we will be happy to contact your insurer directly. Unless there are contractual exclusions in your policy (e.g. your contract states varicose vein treatment is not covered) there should be no reason why you are denied the choice to have treatment by one of our Vasular Specialists at Veincentre. We frequently treat patients who were initially denied authorisation.
As thread vein treatment is deemed cosmetic it is highly unlikely that you will get authorisation through your insurance company. It is however important to have a Colour Duplex Ultrasound Scan to rule out the presence of valve failure in larger deeper veins which may be contributing to the thread veins.
Before you call your insurance company please follow the links below which contain information on how to obtain authorisation to see one of our consultants.
Please state to the insurer that our all procedures we undertake are classed as OUTPATIENT.
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Other: Aetna | Allianz | Aviva | Bupa International | Groupama | Healix | Health Now | Health-On-Line | Vitality
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NICE Guidelines on Varicose Veins in the legs state:
- All patients with Varicose Veins and Symptoms should be referred to a Vascular Service.
- Assessment should include full Colour Duplex Ultrasound scanning
- Treatment should be by Endovenous Thermal Ablation and if this not possible or required Foam Sclerotherapy. Surgery should only be undertaken if both these fail.
Veincentre follows this guidance and has been doing so for the last 15 years.
NICE defines a Vascular Service as “a team of healthcare professionals who have the skills to undertake a full clinical and duplex ultrasound assessment and provide a full range of treatment.” This is precisely what we have at Veincentre.