New to health insurance?

Although the NHS does a wonderful job, many people choose private medical insurance to speed up diagnosis and treatment. Private health insurance also gives you much greater choice about where, when and by whom you’ll be treated.

Prompt referral to a specialist for early diagnosis

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

Choice of consultant

One of the benefits of having private health insurance is that you will have a range of consultants to choose from, depending on your chosen hospital. You may want to choose a consultant who works close to your home, for example. Plus, you'll be able to specify a consultant who has considerable experience in their chosen field to support you throughout your treatment and recuperation. 

A choice of private hospitals

Having private health insurance provides you with 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

Having a clean, quiet private room (usually en-suite) with your own TV, phone and internet access can provide the ideal environment in which to recuperate in peace and privacy. 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.