Revised fee scale from January 1st, 2021
The initial assessment fee will increase from £450 to £500: this includes reading previous reports and clinic letters, scoring questionnaires, an initial appointment of 1½-2 hours, and preparing a thorough assessment letter after the appointment.
Follow-up appt charges will remain at £90 per half-hour or less, and thereafter £30 for each completed ten minutes. Follow-up appts are mostly of roughly half-an-hour. The follow-up fee includes a clinic letter.
Prescriptions will now be charged at £30 each. Due to the Covid-induced deterioration in First Class mail, these are now all sent by Special Delivery.
Emails and phone calls necessary for administrative purposes are included in the above prices. Prolonged emails or phone call to parents or other professionals about clinical issues may be charged at £50 per half-hour. A subsequent more detailed summary report (e.g. an ASD assessment, or for medico-legal purposes) is charged at a flat rate of £300.
The following categories may allow a reduction of about one third of the fee:
# siblings of existing clients
# loss of income since original referral
# any plausible cause of hardship
Due to Covid, for the foreseable future all my sessions will by video-link, usually on https://whereby.com/oyfp