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Private healthcare for everyone

Only £12.80* per person, per month

  • No age limits.
  • Everyone is accepted (all UK residents).
  • No quotes, and no excess to pay.

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Everyone pays the same price, there are no hidden fees or excesses to pay.

Don’t be. Whatever your medical history, we’ve got you. When we say everyone is welcome, we mean absolutely everyone (all UK residents). 

Because what really makes us different is that we’re run for all our members, and everything we do is for our member community.

We’re not about private healthcare for the few, but private healthcare for the many.

  • We have a national network of over 500 facilities providing members with access to diagnostic consultations and tests.

  • We also have a national network of 43 specialist hospitals which includes five hospitals for paediatric services at which we can authorise your surgical and other treatment procedures.

  • Members living within our calculation of a two hour drive time of the Benenden Hospital will undergo their diagnostic and treatment services at Benenden Hospital which is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Subject to the availability of the required specialty.

You can call the 24/7 GP Helpline to book an appointment with a UK‑based GP for you and your family as soon as you join.

After six months you can request access to physiotherapy, diagnostics and after 24 months^ you can request access to treatment when there's a wait above our current NHS wait time threshold.

David McAfee - Joined 2021

"For people who cannot afford private healthcare from the big multi-national companies, Benenden Health is affordable, prompt at letting you know if they can help and in my humble opinion 10/10. I would recommend if you can afford a Benenden Health membership".

Services included within your healthcare membership

With your membership you can access care such as 24/7 GP and Mental Health helplines, plus access to services such as Physiotherapy and Medical Diagnostics and Treatment. 

 

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Join Benenden Health today

Private healthcare for only £12.80* per person, per month

  • No exclusions for pre-existing conditions on joining.
  • No age limits.
  • No medical questionnaire required.

4 out of 5 Benenden Health members would recommend us

Here to answer your questions

Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Excludes Bank Holidays


We love a chat and we're happy to answer your questions about Benenden Health. Alternatively, we can call you back when it's convenient.

Getting the nation talking with Channel 4

We’re on a mission to improve the nation’s health.

Which is why we’ve partnered with Channel 4 to get everyone checking in more on their wellbeing.

Download your guide to Benenden Healthcare to find out more about: 

  • What's included in your membership.
  • Which services are excluded.
  • How to access our services.

In our monthly newsletter we share helpful tips on: 

  • Healthy eating.
  • Ways to improve your mental health.
  • Information on common health conditions.

Find out more about your membership, including: 

  • Accessing rewards and discounts.
  • Adding loved ones to your membership.
  • Answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Private healthcare services included in your membership 

For £12.80* per person, per month, you can benefit from a range of private healthcare treatments and services. Some services are available straight away and some are available after six or 24 months^ of membership.  

Relax knowing you can talk to a professional about a health concern 24/7. 

When you need us for something more serious, we’re here to offer help with that tooWe offer the following healthcare services only after six months of membership to help ensure there's enough money in the fund to support our members. 

 

Important information for accessing our services 

We complement the NHS by offering access to private healthcare when members experience delays with NHS appointments. We’re aware that the private healthcare network is also facing demands due to the pressures within the NHS. Your consultant/healthcare provider will be able to give you guidance, should you face any delays in accessing the service you need.

Service exclusions

There are limits and exclusions which apply to your membership. Our healthcare services are provided on a discretionary basis and are subject to the resources we have available. Some cases can be dependent on a referral by a qualified NHS practitioner. NHS wait times and the type of treatment required.  Examples of medical treatment not on our approved procedures list are joint replacements, and brain, heart and cancer treatment. For further information on limits and exclusions please refer to the Guide to Benenden Healthcare.

Treatment hospital

Our treatment and diagnostic facilities network

  • We have a national network of over 500 facilities providing our members with access to diagnostic consultations and tests.
  • We also have a national network of 43 specialist hospitals which includes five hospitals for paediatric services at which we can authorise your surgical and other treatment procedures.
  • Members living within our calculation of a two hour drive time of the Benenden Hospital will undergo their diagnostic and treatment services at Benenden Hospital which is rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Subject to the availability of the required specialty.

  • Access 24/7 GP services and request support through our Mental Health helpline.

  • After six months of membership, you can request access to private Medical Diagnosis and after 24 months^ access to Treatment in just a few simple steps.

  • Use the Wellbeing Hub to access a wide-ranging choice of articles, videos and recordings to support your mental wellbeing, fitness and nutritional needs.

  • Join our Online Community and connect with like-minded members, share experiences and hints and tips.

 

Download your guide to Benenden Healthcare to find out more about: 

  • What's included in your membership.
  • Which services are excluded.
  • How to access our services.

In our monthly newsletter we share helpful tips on: 

  • Healthy eating.
  • Ways to improve your mental health.
  • Information on common health conditions.

Find out more about your membership, including: 

  • Accessing rewards and discounts.
  • Adding loved ones to your membership.
  • Answers to your most frequently asked questions.
young father bottle feeding baby

Join Benenden Health today

Healthcare for only £12.80* per person, per month 

  • No age limits.
  • Everyone is accepted (all UK residents).
  • No exclusions for pre-existing conditions.
  • No quotes, and no excess to pay.

4 out of 5 Benenden Health members would recommend us

Here to answer your questions

Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Excludes Bank Holidays


We love a chat and we're happy to answer your questions about Benenden Health. Alternatively, we can call you back when it's convenient.

 

Think private healthcare isn’t for you?

This is healthcare done different. So people of Britain you can be sure we’ve got you. Your worries, your sleepless nights and even your bunions. We’ve got the under the weather you. The don’t have time to see a doctor you.

And the healthy you too. With nutritious recipes, exercise tips and a world of wellbeing at your fingertips.

Only £12.80* per person, per month. 

Doing things differently - making healthcare accessible to all 

1. We don’t replicate some of the major services the NHS provide
  • We're not a health insurance provider. We complement the NHS by offering access to private healthcare.

  • To keep costs low, we don't replicate some of the major services provided by the NHS. For example, joint replacements, and brain, heart and cancer treatment.

  • We offer immediate access to 24/7 medical and support helplines. Plus after six months you get access to diagnosis and after 24 months^ access to treatment at hospitals nationwide when there's a wait above our current NHS wait time threshold. 

2. Your monthly fee is put into a fund for the benefit of everyone

To keep our healthcare costs low, our services are provided to you on a discretionary basis and are subject to the resources we have available. This means:

  • We'll ask for a referral from a qualified NHS practitioner for any request for treatment or diagnosis.

  • We'll ask you to stay on the NHS unless your wait time meets our threshold.

  • Access to over 200 procedures. These procedures are considered less complex and are typically considered as elective, which means it is planned in advance and is not considered an emergency. 

3. Membership limits and exclusions
  • There are some limits and exclusions to membership. Examples of medical treatment not on our approved procedures list are joint replacements, and brain, heart and cancer treatment. Please review these to make sure we're the right fit for you and your family.

  • We also want to reassure you that our discretionary approach has served our members well for more than 115 years.

  • This approach means we can manage our funds and our services to help you and your family when you need our support.

Anne Keenan – Joined 2020

"Anytime I have had occasion to contact Benenden Health, my queries have always been answered by a very friendly and helpful member of staff. It's reassuring to know that medical advice and appointments, when necessary, can be arranged  promptly and efficiently. I've recommended Benenden Health to my family and friends".

4 out of 5 Benenden Health members would recommend us

Here to answer your questions

Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Excludes Bank Holidays


We love a chat and we're happy to answer your questions about Benenden Health. Alternatively, we can call you back when it's convenient.


Download your guide to Benenden Healthcare to find out more about: 

  • What's included in your membership.
  • Which services are excluded.
  • How to access our services.

In our monthly newsletter we share helpful tips on: 

  • Healthy eating.
  • Ways to improve your mental health.
  • Information on common health conditions.

Find out more about your membership, including: 

  • Accessing rewards and discounts.
  • Adding loved ones to your membership.
  • Answers to your most frequently asked questions.

 Already a member of Benenden Health? 


4 out of 5 Benenden Health members would recommend us

Here to answer your questions

Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Excludes Bank Holidays


We love a chat and we're happy to answer your questions about Benenden Health. Alternatively, we can call you back when it's convenient.

 

Get a £25 Lifestyle e-gift card when you join and add another person to your membership at the same time. 

Choose vouchers from over 140 of the UK’s best-loved brands. Why not treat yourself to a delicious meal, or spend your e-gift card on the latest in beauty, home or entertainment?

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**Terms and conditions

  • £25 Lifestyle e-gift card when you join and add another person to your membership at the same time.

  • A valid email address must be supplied at the point of join, or the Lifestyle e-gift card cannot be supplied.

  • All joiners, including additional members added, must remain with the Society at the point the e-gift card is emailed.

  • Lifestyle e-gift cards will be sent by email within 60 days of joining Benenden Health.

  • No alternative to this promotion will be offered.

  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, unless specifically stated.

  • Offer subject to availability. We reserve the right to withdraw or change this reward at any time.

  • Offer applies to prime members only. Nominees are not eligible for Lifestyle E-gift card.

  • Offer ends at 23:59 on 28th March 2024.


Medically reviewed by Llinos Connolly August 2023. Next review date: August 2024.

Limits and exclusions apply. Fee is reviewed periodically. UK residents only (excludes Isle of Man and Channel Islands).

*The current price for membership is £12.80 per person. However, this will increase to £15.50 per person, per month, with effect from 1st April 2024.

^ If you joined us before 19 February 2024 you can request Medical Treatment after six months of membership. If you joined us on or after 19 February 2024 you can request Medical Treatment after 24 months of membership.

https://www.benenden.co.uk/health/healthcare/