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What is Private Health Insurance?
Private Health Insurance offers you reassurance when it comes to your health. If you become ill then you will have fast access to treatment, meaning you can get better sooner.
Private Health Insurance has been designed to cover the costs of the private medical treatment that you undergo. You’ll be able to skip NHS waiting times and choose from the list of private hospitals in your cover level. You could also enjoy a private en-suite room, giving you the privacy you need so you can focus on your health. Depending on your policy level you could be covered for:
Our Individual Healthcare Plans and Family Health Insurance
We are pleased to offer a wide range of products which have been designed to suit all needs and budgets, from our basic levels of cover to our more comprehensive health insurance plans. Take a look at our cover options below and get your instant health insurance quotes online today.
Private Health Insurance Benefits
There are numerous benefits of taking out Private Health Insurance for you and your family. At General & Medical, we’ve been providing private healthcare solutions for over 30 years!
Tailor your healthcare to suit your family and lifestyle
As well as providing you with high-quality medical insurance for the long term, you can also add optional extras to enhance your healthcare plan, or reduce your cover to suit your needs and budget.
- Multi-Trip Travel Cover - our cost-effective travel cover which can provide you with reassurance while travelling abroad
- In-patient Mental Health - upgrade your cover to include in-patient mental health treatment if you are diagnosed with a psychiatric condition
- Channel Island Cover - if you live in the Channel Islands you can choose to upgrade your policy which has been designed to offer additional benefits and supplement the treatment available to you
- Pre-existing Conditions - cover up to two pre-existing conditions from out list of defined conditions for an additional premium
- Excess Level - you can cut the cost of your premium by adding an excess to your policy. You can add an excess of £75, £100, £150, £200, £250, £500, £1000, £2000 or £3000
- Underwriting Options - we have a choice of underwriting options available for you, whether you are transferring for a different scheme or are a new policyholder
- Hospital Choices - we have an extensive hospital list of participating hospitals and you can reduce your premium by choosing our First Choice hospitals
Who can Private Health Insurance cover?
We offer a wide range of bespoke Medical Insurance solutions. These have been designed to meet the needs of individuals, families, professional or amateur sports players and teams, associations, affinity groups and businesses large and small, both in the UK and Internationally.
With General & Medical, you can benefit from our Private Health Insurance cover as an individual from the age of 16 up to your 75th birthday. Once covered with us, there is no upper age limit. We can also cover your spouse, partner or children on one easy to manage policy.
If you would like to cover your children and they are under the age of 16, then they must be added to an adult Private Health Insurance policy. Children are classed as a child up to their 21st birthday, or their 26th birthday if they remain in full-time education.
Did you know that we also offer a Kids Go Free benefit? Just pay for yourself and your first child and any additional children go free!
Rewarding you and your family
We truly care about you and that’s why we’ve been established for over 30 years. We don’t just provide high quality healthcare policies at a low cost, we give you so much more! When you choose private medical insurance with us, you'll also get all of the following extra benefits included as standard and more.
24/7 Health and Wellbeing Support and 24 Hour GP Advice
Your health and wellbeing is important to us, and we want you and your family to have on hand support whenever you need it.
That’s why we’ll provide you with access to our complimentary 24/7 Health and Wellbeing Services. This has been designed to provide advice and support for personal and professional issues on a wide range of subjects. This includes telephone counselling, online health checks, self-help, medical information, lifestyle programmes and everyday support.
Our Lifestyle and Elite policies also include a 24 Hour GP Telephone Advice Line, providing convenient and unlimited access to Private GP telephone consultations. You'll receive quick and easy access to self-help advice, differential diagnoses where possible and treatment options.
Our service also provides access to an online Virtual GP Service* providing online consultations via video appointment. Using the latest innovative technology to stream a HD quality video, you can talk with one of our doctors either via mobile or desktop. (*Charges may apply.)
You'll also receive 200+ exclusive offers with our Lifestyle Rewards!
We make it a great benefit to offer our customers access to our exclusive Lifestyle Rewards. You will gain access to over 200 unique deals, offers and discounts on a wide variety of items, from gifts and experiences to luxury furniture and food.
Switching your healthcare?
If you already have Private Health Insurance in place, we can help you transfer and continue your cover with a range of underwriting options.