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Health insurance

What is health insurance?

Health insurance is an insurance policy that covers the costs of private healthcare, from diagnosis to treatment. You will pay a monthly subscription that covers all or some of the cost of treatment for conditions that develop after your health insurance policy has begun.

You may take out private health insurance because it gives you quick access to medical treatment. The level of cover you get will depend on the policy you take out. We have two different levels of private health insurance cover: Treatment and Care, and Comprehensive. 

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For fast access to treatment

We want to make sure you can get the help you need as quickly as possible. That’s why we can give you fast access to treatment with our health insurance.

If you’re worried it’s cancer, you can speak to us directly without seeing your GP first. Depending on your health insurance cover and the nature of your symptoms, we could even refer you to a consultant there and then. So you could soon be back to doing the things you love, with those you love.

Find out more about direct access to treatment with Bupa

About our medical cover

Our health insurance puts you in control with the choice of two products that you can adapt to suit your needs.

Our health insurance benefits

Most frequently asked questions

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Bupa Anytime Helpline is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Bupa health insurance is provided by Bupa Insurance Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 3956433. Bupa Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Arranged and administered by Bupa Insurance Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England and Wales No. 3829851. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ.