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  • Receive a £15 M&S gift card when you join online and add an additional person to your membership. T&Cs apply

  • Only £11.50 a month

Benenden Health - Affordable alternative to Private Health Insurance

Important information regarding coronavirus

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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'll 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're able to request private diagnosis, treatment and physiotherapy. Minimum wait times, medical procedures and condition limits and exclusions apply. 

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


Useful information

We’re here to care for our members. For help and advice during this challenging time take a look at some of our articles on how to reduce stress, infection control and the importance of getting a good night’s sleep.

People powered healthcare

Waiting for healthcare can leave you feeling like you don't matter.  But what if you were part of something where you do matter?  Join our membership of over 800k people who make Benenden Health special. 

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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Putting you even more in touch with your own health. Win a Benenden Core Health Assessment. Offer ends 30th April

Benenden Health Assessments are a great way to help you better understand the current state of your health and how you can make sure you’re as healthy as you can be. Even if you’re feeling well, conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol may have no symptoms but could affect your health in the long term.

There are ten Benenden Core Health Assessments to be won. These include checks on your Bone Health, Energy and Muscles, ECG Heart Rhythm test and many others. 

To be in with a chance to win simply:

  • Join us before 30th April 2020

  • Add another person to your membership – you’ll get another entry into the draw each time you add someone to your membership, whether you’re a new joiner or an existing member

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Your membership

Are you a current Benenden Health member and want to know more about your membership? 

  • Update your details and find your membership number 

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  • Take advantage of member rewards and discounts 

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Benenden Healthcare for Business

Business healthcare and wellbeing services that both

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Benenden Health for business

Call us today on {{healthcare_number}} and one of our friendly UK based team will be able to answer any questions you may have.

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.

Only £11.50 per person, per month.