Have you heard about Access Surgery?


Access Surgery and Access Surgery Premier are hospital treatment insurance policies from Westfield Health for the consumer. These policies are not Private Medical Insurance but do cover policyholders privately for new medical conditions that the NHS define as non-urgent.

There is no cover on either policy for cancer treatment, heart conditions or chronic conditions (this would be a disease, illness or injury that needs regular or periodic treatment, medication or advice).

Either of these policies are available to anyone aged between 18 and 79 years of age. If you have a policy in place prior to turning 80 years of age you do not have to cancel the cover but you would be unable to make any benefit changes to it other than cancelling the policy.

To be eligible for the Access Surgery or Access Surgery Premier you must live either in the UK, Jersey or Isle of Man for a minimum of 180 days each year.

The underwriting option for these policies is Moratorium.

Examples of what types of procedures are available to Access Surgery and Access Surgery Premier policy holders include:

  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Cataract surgery
  • Varicose Vein surgery
  • Carpel Tunnel release
  • Slipped discs

Access Surgery in fact provides access to 63 common non-urgent surgical procedures and policyholders are covered for a maximum of 3 surgical procedures in any 12 month consecutive period. Access Surgery has a maximum benefit level of £100,000 and Access Surgery Premier £250,000 during the lifetime of their cover.

How much does it cost?

The cost of a policy is related to the age of a member only. The premiums are not affected by where the member lives or the number of claims that are made.

All the above information sourced from https://www.westfieldhealth.com/

If you are looking for any type hospital insurance or health insurance policy then the staff here at SMP Healthcare would be happy to help you. You can contact us on 01245 929129 or email enquiries@smphealthcare.com