Aviation Medical Examiner

Dr Justin Carter

FEES FOR AVIATION MEDICALS


I keep my fees as low as possible. I do need to cover costs (and there are many)- the costs of being trained and then approved by the CAA are significant, there are CAA fees for every medical submitted, the costs of rooms, equipment and staff are to cover and finally determining you’re fit to fly carries risk, which I need to insure against and all this mounts up. Training and certification costs for Class 1 AME work are more than for Class 2 work hence the price differential.

Structure for AME fees:


Parachute Medical
£50

Airside Drivers Medical
£80

Class 2 / LAPL Medical
£100

Cabin Crew Medical (5 years validity)
£120

Class 1 / 3 Medical
£140

Casework Fee*
£25 per 15 minutes

Costs for tests**
  • ECG (including report) £30
  • Audiogram £20
  • Haemoglobin Blood test £10
  • Lipid /Cardiovascular risk profile £20
  • Blood / other tests £ at cost
  • *Casework explanation:

If you have complex medical issues arising at the time of your medical (or between medicals) -issues which might make you temporarily fit or unfit -which need me to spend time entering details on the CAA medical database, liaising with you or your GP or with the CAA, I’ll need to charge for it. I wont charge for advice, nor for a few minutes here or there but where the time commitment becomes ‘significant' there will be a small fee.

** Tests explanation:


Most applicants won’t need most of these tests. We’ll only perform those tests mandated by the regulations (which will be determined by the type of medical you have and when you last had the test done).
Otherwise I can offer testing when clinically indicated or when you want some extra detail (eg many wish to have a lipid profile as part of an assessment on cardiovascular risk / expected event rates)
Adding a lipid profile to your medical will allow me to use this with your other risk factors to grade your risk of a cardiac event over the next 10 years and use this to advice how best to reduce this risk (including ‘statin’ use) into the long term.

HOW TO PAY


Unless your employer has an arrangement with me, you’ll need to pay for your medical at the time of the medical. You’ll be given a receipt.

Electronic banking / Transfer:
    Ask me at the medical for Sort code and Account number

Cash:
    Welcome. Pay on the day.

Bank Cards:
    Most cards are accepted. I’ll need to add a 2% card fee.
    
Cheque given to me at the medical.