What are the benefits of having private healthcare?
Are you thinking about getting private health insurance? Maybe you’re weighing up your options and deciding whether it’s worth it? Well you’re in the right place!
In this blog we’ll look at the top five benefits of having access to private healthcare. Before we get started it’s worth pointing out that each health insurance policy is different, so if you do decide to take out private health insurance, do be sure to check through all the small print so you’re clear on what’s covered – or get a trustworthy broker like us to help you!
Let’s dive in and have a look at some examples of the benefits of having private health insurance:
Shorter waiting times
We’re lucky to be living in a country where we can access free healthcare, but as we’re all too aware, the NHS is currently straining under the pressure of backlogs after COVID – meaning waiting times for appointments or treatments are exceptionally long at the moment.
One of the key benefits of having private health insurance is the ability to access healthcare as soon as you need it. Plus, private hospitals are often able to offer more variety of dates and times for appointments, making it easier to fit treatment around work or other commitments.
Freedom of choice
With private healthcare you often get to choose which doctor you see, putting you in control of who you get referred to. Plus, you can choose where you get treated, meaning you can select a hospital which is closer to home, or easier for you to get to.
If you have private healthcare you can request to be referred to a specialist service and may be able to access treatments which might not be available on the NHS. Some insurers also offer direct referrals to some services without the need to wait for a GP referral, helping you see a doctor or therapist faster.
A private room
Staying in hospital can be anxiety provoking. But with private healthcare you can stay in your own room, offering you privacy and allowing you to rest and recover in a peaceful environment. It also makes it easier for family members to visit you as you wouldn’t need to worry about disturbing other patients. Knowing that you’ll have your own private room should you need to stay overnight in hospital can offer reassurance and make it feel a bit less daunting.
Peace of mind
One of the most significant benefits of private health insurance is knowing that it’s there if you need it. Should you become unwell, it’s comforting to know that you can access rapid treatment, and be able to choose who treats you and where you get treated – helping make a stressful time a little bit easier.
We’re here to help
Curious to know more about private health insurance? At Key Health, we’ll guide you through the whole process and match you with a private medical insurance policy that’s tailored to you and your specific circumstances. And we’ll do it all for free! The insurance providers pay us a commission, meaning you get our expert help and advice at no cost to you.
So if you’re interested in finding out more about private health insurance, we’d love to hear from you! Simply fill in the form here and one of our team of specialists will get in touch. Or call us on 020 3971 6977 and let’s have a chat about how we could help find you your perfect medical insurance today.