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  • Receive a £10 M&S Gift card plus a further £15 for every additional person you add to your membership. T&Cs apply

  • Only £11.50 a month

Benenden Health - Affordable alternative to Private Health Insurance

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 


Help take the stress away for only £11.50 per month

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

  • No age limits - we accept anyone regardless of their age.  What's more our price does not change dependent on age - it's just one price of £11.50 per person, per month. 

  • No quotes, no excess – The price to join is only £11.50 per person, per month

 Fees and benefits are reviewed annually

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.

About our healthcare
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

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.