Call: 01622 538 118

Email: info@northlondonpsychiatrypractice.co.uk

Centennial Medical Care Unit 509, Centennial Park Centennial Way Elstree Hertfordshire WD6 3FG

faqs

FAQs

Where can I see Dr Sivasanker?

Dr Sivasanker consults at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, St John's Wood, and at Centennial Medical Care, Elstree

What is the fee and how can I pay for my appointment?

The fee is £280 for an initial one-hour appointment and £180 for a 30-minute follow-up appointment. Payment can be made via BACS or by cash at the appointment.

How soon can I see Dr Sivasanker?

Dr Sivasanker will aim to see you within two weeks, but this will often be sooner.

How long will my initial consultation take?

The initial consultation will be one hour long.

What can I expect from my first appointment?

At the first appointment, Dr Sivasanker will take a detailed history, asking questions to gather background information which will help to arrive at a diagnosis. Some investigations (e.g. blood tests) may also be recommended. Finally, an initial management plan will be discussed at the end of the appointment

Do I need a GP referral letter?

Although a GP referral letter can be helpful, it is not essential and you are welcome to self-refer.

How do I book an appointment?

This can be done via the link on the website or by calling Dr Sivasanker's secretary on 01622 538118.

What are your cancellation charges?

If the appointment is cancelled more than 48 hours in advance, there is no charge. Cancellations between 24 and 48 hours before the appointment incur a charge of 50% of the appointment fee.

Cancellations with less than 24 hours' notice incur a charge of the full appointment fee.

Can I learn more about my psychiatric health?

Please look at the Know Your Mental Wellness section of this website for examples of common symptoms experienced by people with mental health problems. Other organisations (e.g. MIND) also provide information on mental health problems online.

Can anyone accompany me at consultation?

Of course - please bring anyone to your appointment who will be able to support you during the consultation. Dr Sivasanker may wish to see you on your own for part of the consultation.

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