What is health insurance?

30th anniversary of Saga Health Insurance
  • Quick access to a specialist for diagnosis following a GP referral 
  • Access to private treatment
  • Freedom to choose where you are treated
  • Recuperate in peace and privacy

Quick access to a specialist for diagnosis following a GP referral 

If you develop a problem with your health, getting a prompt diagnosis to find out what is wrong as quickly as possible can be the key to a speedy recovery. Quick and easy access to eligible treatment is one of the great benefits of private healthcare. And if you need further tests or scans to determine what's wrong, you won't have to wait on a lengthy NHS waiting list either.

Access to private treatment

Health insurance gives you prompt access to private medical treatment. Pay a monthly premium to cover the cost of eligible treatment should you ever need to make a claim.

Freedom to choose where you are treated

Having private health insurance means that you will have a range of consultants to choose from. For example, you may want to choose a consultant who works close to your home.

Another benefit of having private health insurance is that it gives you plenty of flexibility – particularly when it comes to your choice of hospital.

Being able to pick a hospital from Saga’s extensive nationwide list means you can choose one that’s close to home or near to relatives or friends.

Recuperate in peace and privacy

If you do need to be admitted to hospital, having a clean, quiet private room with your own TV, phone and internet access can provide the ideal environment in which to recuperate in peace and comfort. With private healthcare you can also expect a choice of high quality, nutritious food, an important aid to recovery after illness or surgery. Plus, your friends and family can visit at any time and stay as long as you like, and car parking is generally free.

If you are over 50, find out more information about private health insurance by calling one of Saga's experienced health insurance team members on 0800 015 0226. Alternatively, you can get a personalised quote online in minutes.