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Only £10.25 per person

Plus our Christmas 
offer ends 17th December
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Benenden Health - Affordable alternative to Private Health Insurance

Our call centre will be closed on 14th December - We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

If you’d like more information about our healthcare product you can arrange a call back and we’ll get back to you after the weekend.  Alternatively you can join online but we're currently unable to take credit card payments . You can join and pay by Direct Debit.

If you’re an existing member you can access information on how to request our services by logging into My Benenden where you can also update your personal details as well as add family and friends to your membership

Healthcare the Benenden Way

When you're ill, you don't want to wait

Especially when you don't know what's wrong with you, but for many of us costly private health insurance just isn't an option. 

Benenden Health is not insurance.  Through membership we complement the NHS by offering speedy access to private healthcare when there's a wait. 

Find out how our discretionary healthcare works and how we can offer an affordable alternative to health insurance:

  • As soon as you join
    You will have access to medical experts 24/7 for your physical and mental health wellbeing. This includes our GP advice line where you can speak to a GP 24/7 via the phone or through a face to face econsultation during the working week

  • After 6 months
    You are able to request private diagnosis, treatment and physiotherapy. Minimum wait times, medical procedures and condition limits and exclusions apply. 

  • Our hospital network 
    27 hospital for Treatment and Surgery, over 500 hospitals for Medical Diagnosis and over 700 for Physiotherapy 

Help take the stress away for only £10.25 per month

  • No exclusions for pre-existing medical conditions on joining – All UK residents can join us regardless of their medical history

  • No commitment or annual contract – If at any point you decide that Benenden Health is not for you, you can cancel at any time. 

  • No quotes, no excess – The price to join is only £10.25 per person, per month

Spectacular £5,000 Christmas Prize Draw!

There are so many great reasons to join us and here are 2 more! 

To take advantage of these offers you need to join us on or before the 17th December 2018.

1. A chance to win a prize in our spectacular £5,000 Christmas prize draw! 

Over 30 prizes to be won including a £250 spa gift voucher, Fitbits, Health Assessments, £100 M&S Gift Cards and luxury hampers. 

Full list of prizes and terms and conditions

2. £20 M&S gift card when you join and add another person to your membership

Plus for every additional person you add you'll receive £10. 

Terms and conditions apply 

4 out of 5 members would recommend us
People powered healthcare

Waiting for healthcare can leave you feeling like simply a number. But what if, rather than being one of many, you were in fact supported by our membership of over 800,000?

Benenden Health was founded in 1905 with the purpose of people joining together to help pay for medical care when they might need it. This remains our core purpose today. We still exist for the sole benefit of our members and remain a not-for-profit society.

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4 out of 5 members would recommend us

Benenden Healthcare for Business

Business healthcare and wellbeing services that both

your head and heart can agree on

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Or request a call back at a time convenient for you.  

It takes only a few minutes to sign up, no quote needed and everyone is accepted.

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