Private Health Insurance covers the cost of private medical treatment for medical conditions that arise. A policy covers a variety of diagnostics to identify the disease, illness or injury and offers the best course of treatment to return you to the state of health you were in before suffering the disease, illness or injury.
There are a range of benefits with private medical insurance from full flexibility of appointment times, a choice of experienced specialist consultants and high quality surgeons to guarantee you will be seen quickly. You will have the privacy of your own en-suite room during your recovery which can include a TV and full a la carté menu, guaranteeing you will be cared for comfortably. A qualified group of specialists will provide you with one-to-one care in a hotel-like environment which will assure you that any stay will be as comfortable as possible whilst you recover and receive treatment.
In addition, most health insurance policies allow access to some of the country's leading health specialists and to expensive new medications which are not available on the NHS.
Click on a heading below to find out about the variations in private health insurance policies and how to tailor a policy to suit your needs, whilst keeping costs to a minimum.
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Nb. Illustrations are based on a single male aged 24 living in Gloucester. The customer is also a non-smoker. Quotes are with Aviva and assume no pre-existing conditions. Quotes are accurate as of 7th June 2010 but are given purely for illustrative purposes and should not be taken as advice.