Private Health Insurance - helping you to get well sooner
Nothing is more important than your health and that of your family. If you or your loved ones were to experience worrying symptoms, private health insurance from General & Medical can give you control over the situation and some much-needed peace of mind. With private medical insurance, diagnosis and treatment can be dealt with almost immediately, so you can concentrate on getting well sooner.
We've made it easy for you to get a quick, no-obligation private health insurance quote. Also, we guarantee you our lowest premiums when you apply online.
- We only charge for the first child in your family – all others are covered for free*
- UK-based offices with no call centres and no call queuing
- Personal service and fast, efficient claims handling
- Over 750 Hospitals to choose from
* Excludes where cover for pre-existing conditions has been added to the child's policy.
General & Medical have agreements with hundreds of private hospitals throughout the UK. At these hospitals you will typically have your own private room with en-suite facilities, excellent food and unrestricted visiting hours. You are also likely to have the same consultant dealing with you throughout your treatment and nursing staff with more time to dedicate to your personal care.
To see available medical facilities in your area, try our interactive UK Hospital Finder.
A first-class claims service
We give a personal level of service to all clients. Telephone calls are never routed through a call centre or held in a queuing system. As a client of General & Medical Healthcare, you will be assigned a named Client Relations Co-ordinator, fully trained in medical terminology and claims handling.
Choice and convenience
The service we offer at General & Medical is centred around two main points – choice and convenience. Appointments can be made at your chosen hospital within days of your GP referring you. If further investigations or surgery is needed, you can choose which hospital to attend and which consultant you wish to perform the procedure. Additionally, you can opt to undergo treatment at a date that suits you, fitting around life, family or work commitments.
How to decide the right Private Health Insurance option for you
Our Equs and Altus ranges provide choice for everyone considering private healthcare. Equs is a lower-cost option that provides essential levels of cover. For this reason it’s popular with families and individuals, often those who have never previously considered private health insurance. Altus, meanwhile, is our most popular range of comprehensive schemes. Whilst still at a price to suit most budgets, Altus provides more extensive cover.
Free Health and Wellbeing service
As the health of you and your family is important to us at General & Medical, all our Private Health Insurance policies come with free access to our Health and Wellbeing service. This means you’ll have a team of doctors, nurses and specialists who are on hand to offer advice and reassurance when you need it. We also provide telephone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week – with convenient appointments available if required. Additionally, our online Health and Wellbeing portal provides all the information you need to lead a healthier, more productive life. This includes active programmes to help you achieve your fitness goals and ways to prevent or manage long-term conditions.
Ways to reduce your Private Health Insurance premiums
Many customers consider lowering their premiums to meet budget constraints. For this reason we have different levels of Equs and Altus cover, providing the best levels of cover at affordable rates. We also offer different excess levels, from £75 to £3000, which will impact prices accordingly.
What do our clients say?
Don’t just take our word for it on the quality and variety of our service. Here’s what our clients have to say about General & Medical.
“I’ve been with General & Medical for nearly two years now, having previously been with another insurer. I have never received such first rate service. Not only are the customer relations team efficient and personable, but you nearly always deal with the same people, which greatly enhances the service as questions are understood and explained within the context of an ongoing claim. On more than one occasion they have considered my personal circumstances and made requests to the underwriters (voluntarily), which they had absolutely no obligation to do under the terms and conditions of my cover. Each time it has greatly helped with my treatment. I can honestly say it feels like the first step in my treatment and path to recovery is not with the practitioners, but instead begins with a phone call to General & Medical.”
“I want to thank General & Medical very much for all the help you have given me over my two new knees. The support I have had from your staff has been superb and I feel that you should know how good they have been. So very many thanks to General & Medical for such wonderful support and I am happy to be quoted on that!”
Please take the time to read about the choices available so that you get the cover you need. You can download our brochures or call us for further information. We're here to help.
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