5 added value benefits for Private Medical Insurance policyholders

As well as providing peace of mind when you require medical treatment, Private Medical Insurance also provide a number of added value benefits as standard. These have been designed to help make a positive difference to your health.

Here are 5 added value benefits many Private Medical Insurers offer to their policyholders.

24/7 Dedicated Helpline:

Private Medical Insurance policies offer a free dedicated helpline that’s available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can speak to medical professionals, such as nurses, midwives, counsellors and pharmacists. They can provide you with information and support on any health-related issues.

Treatment pathways:

When you have been referred to see a consultant by your GP, how can you find the right specialist? If you have chosen an insurer who offers a guided option, it makes this process easy. You call your insurer to confirm the referral and they will recommend you to a consultant. A brilliantly easy way to find a specialist close to your home who is recognised by your insurer. They will help you all the way when you have a private medical insurance policy in place.

GP Video or Phone appointments via your private medical insurance:

Many insurers now offer you east access to primary care via GP services. You can access a qualified GP either via telephone, video consultation or mobile app. In doing this, the private medical insurance providers help you to avoid waiting for an appointment with your NHS GP. Many also offer  a convenient private prescription delivery service.

Discounted gym memberships:

Do you like to live an active lifestyle and spend time at your local gym? Find out what access your insurer offers to discounted gym membership in your area. If you have a private medical insurance policy, you may be entitled to up to 50% discount.

Mental Health Support:

Conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression can be difficult to discuss. Having access to a confidential telephone service where you can speak to a qualified counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is a real bonus for many people. Check what cover your private medical insurance provider offers for counselling.

If you have a health Insurance policy and would like to know more about the great reasons to buy health insurance and the added value benefits offered by your insurer, please contact SMP Healthcare Ltd on 01245 929 129 or email enquires@smphealthcare.com.