Are private healthcare benefits being compromised by long GP wait times?
Fed up of waiting for a GP appointment? If you’re a Vitality member, long waits might be a thing of the past!
Why is the Vitality GP so useful?
Most people buy private medical insurance to ensure they are seen quickly by a specialist if the need arises, but this essential part of private healthcare can be compromised by the time some people have to wait in order to see their NHS GP, since insurers require members to be referred to a specialist… by their GP. However, Vitality Health are now offering the chance for their members to be assessed by a ‘Vitality GP’, via video app, within 48 hours (including evenings and weekends), and these GPs can actually authorise most onward referrals, saving time and reducing worry.
The advantages of a ‘Vitality GP’:
If further treatment is needed following video assessment, details will be passed directly to a consultant.
No claims form required.
No GP charges for completing a claims form.
Your choice of either a male or female GP.
Quick, convenient, with your choice of appointment time.
No need to leave the house – the location of your appointment is down to you.
Less time taken out of the workplace.
Prescriptions sent directly to your local pharmacy.
If you would like to discuss the suitability of a Vitality product, please let us know – we’ll be happy to call to explain the benefits.
App compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.