An affordable alternative to Private Medical Insurance
Our Private Health Insurance gives you prompt diagnosis, referral and fast access to private treatment for covered conditions, with an affordable price tag.
Prices are calculated based on age and, for a 45 year old, they start from just £5.94 a month for Level 1 cover and £16.35 for Level 2, without outpatient benefit.
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the NHS is under more pressure than ever before. There are currently a record 5.45 million people on the waiting list for hospital treatment, with fears it could reach 14 million by Autumn 2022.
Traditional Private Medical Insurance (PMI) that covers cancer and heart can be expensive, and high costs can add worry to an already stressful time when you’re waiting for surgery.
We’re here to help you lead a happier, healthier life and believe that good health cover should be accessible to all, at an affordable price.
Visit your GP, who will refer you to a specialist
Call our PHI team and we’ll assign a dedicated case manager who will work with you throughout your claim
Providing your claim is eligible, you arrange the date for the procedure and receive treatment as a private patient
We consult with your chosen hospital and pay all the bills directly. If you choose to have NHS treatment, we pay a cash benefit directly to you.
Avoid the pain and stress associated with typical NHS waiting times.
Where a fixed price package is available. Choose your most convenient hospital or treatment centre.
We settle all bills directly with the hospital so you’re never out of pocket.
Your personal case manager will guide and support you through the process.
The price you pay isn’t affected by your location or number of claims, and no medical is required.
You’re covered for new conditions from the moment your cover starts.
They’re areas prioritised by the NHS, and it helps keep your premium low.
Your premium will not increase if you make a claim.
We don’t ask for a medical history, or if you smoke.
If you choose to have NHS treatment we'll pay a cash benefit direct to you.
With Private Health Insurance you can choose from two levels of cover to suit your budget. Level 2 covers more procedures than Level 1 and includes a higher maximum benefit over the policy lifetime.
Click here for more information on the difference between cover levels.
On both levels, you can also choose to add £1,000 of outpatient care. This will increase the monthly premium but cover things like:
To keep this cost increase to a minimum you can choose to add a £100 excess, which is only payable on outpatient care.
Enter your details to get your quote for fast access to private treatment. You'll be covered for new conditions as soon as your cover starts. If you still have questions, read our FAQs.
At Westfield Health, we’ve been helping to improve the health of the nation since 1919, and today serve almost 400,000 customers across the UK.
We want to help everyone lead healthier lives, which is why we developed our Private Health Insurance. It’s designed to help relieve pressure on NHS waiting lists. It will help more people to access non–urgent surgery quickly and at an affordable price.
It’s different from Private Medical Insurance. To help keep the costs lower, our cover excludes heart and cancer care cover – these are areas which the NHS already prioritises.
You can also rest assured that your monthly premiums are well spent. We’re a not for profit organisation and over the last 20 years alone we’ve donated over £15m to the NHS and health and wellbeing charities.
Dedicated case manager
Donated to the NHS and other charities
4 star Trustpilot rating
Secure purchase process
“I used my Westfield Health cash plan to fund an initial diagnostic consultation at a fertility clinic which fast tracked me for treatment. They identified I needed a gynae operation and was advised the NHS waiting list was at least 9-12 months, possibly longer. Not only was the issue affecting my wellbeing but it was also delaying us trying to start our family.
Using my Private Health Insurance policy I was able to get my operation the following week so I could access NHS fertility treatment as soon as possible. We were very lucky that it was a success and we now have a lovely baby girl!”
Westfield Health customer
“Unfortunately I suffered a serious sports injury, rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in my knee. After spending hours in A&E, I saw a consultant and later booked in for an X-ray and MRI scan.
I contacted Westfield Health and was admitted to Claremont Private Hospital in Sheffield within two weeks.
The Private Health Insurance team at Westfield Health were superb. The process was very speedy and they kept in regular contact. Going private wouldn’t have been an option if it wasn’t for my health cover. I didn’t have to worry about anything.”
“I saw a consultant and was shocked when she said that I might have cancer. I had an MRI scan within days and was then referred for a private biopsy through my Private Health Insurance. I knew my policy covered cancer diagnosis but not treatment.
Thankfully, I was given the all clear. I was so relieved to get the diagnosis so quickly. The total costs exceeded £6,000 which I just could not have afforded, thank you Westfield Health!”
Westfield Health customer
“Steve twisted his knee whilst playing rugby with friends and was still experiencing pain weeks after. His GP referred him to a specialist Consultant and further investigations showed that he needed keyhole surgery to repair his internal knee ligaments.
Thanks to Steve’s Private Health Insurance, arranging treatment was one less thing to worry about. His case manager arranged his treatment package and it occurred quickly, in the comfort of a local, private hospital.”
Enter your details to get your quote for fast access to private treatment. You'll be covered for new conditions as soon as your cover starts.
|Immediate cover for new conditions|
|Maximum benefit during lifetime of cover||
|Number of surgical procedures per policy year||
|Optional £1,000 outpatient benefit|
|Optional £100 excess (only payable on outpatient benefit)|
|Number of surgical procedures covered||61 of the most common procedures||All procedures excluding heart and cancer|
Get your quote for Private Health Insurance today. By entering a few details and choosing whether or not to outpatient benefit and an excess you can find the price and cover to suit you. If you still have questions, please read our FAQs.
To keep the cost of your policy down further, you can choose to add an optional £100 excess to the outpatient benefit.
There is no excess to pay on the rest of the policy, and no option to add one.
What does the outpatient benefit cover?
If you choose the Outpatient benefit, you’ll be covered for up to £1000 of outpatient services in each 12 month period to pay for:
By choosing the Outpatient benefit, you’ll also benefit from post-operative physiotherapy, which would be in addition to any physiotherapy provided by the hospital as part of your surgery package. So if you’re referred for physiotherapy after your surgery or procedure, we’ll cover you for post-operative physiotherapy.
We’ll pay for up to 4 sessions if you’re referred by a GP and up to 10 sessions if you’re referred by a medical specialist.
The cost of these sessions doesn’t come from the £1000 Outpatient benefit pot. However if this is your first outpatient claim of the year, and you have an excess on your policy, the excess is applied. This means that you would have to pay for the first £100 of physiotherapy. This would be an unusual scenario though, as it’s likely that you would have made an outpatient claim before your surgery.
We don’t cover pre-existing conditions. To keep the cost of our policies down, we don’t cover heart or cancer related procedures, as these are areas the NHS prioritises. We will cover medical procedures when cancer is suspected but not confirmed e.g. biopsies.
We also don’t cover travel expenses to and from the hospital or treatment centre, or the cost of a private ambulance; Physiotherapy, psychiatry and specialist consultations relating to mental health; cosmetic surgery procedures; or procedures which solely involve needle injections.
Inclusions and exclusions vary between policy levels. For a full list, please read the plan guide of your chosen policy.
The claims process is slightly different depending on the cover level and benefits you choose. To start, you should always go to see your GP and at the point they refer you to a specialist just give our dedicated team a call to discuss your options. Detailed information on the claims process will be provided in your plan guide.
What if I have any pre-existing medical conditions – will I be covered?
Pre-existing medical conditions are not covered until you’ve had no symptoms, treatment or advice for two consecutive years from the date your cover starts.
Can I cancel the plan if I change my mind?
Yes, you have the right to cancel at any time. Your policy contains a 14-day cooling off period from the date we accept your application. If you change your mind during this time, providing that you have not made or intend to make a claim, we will refund your full premium. However, if you cancel after this period we will not refund any premiums paid, and if you have made a claim you will be required to pay the annual premium in full.
What’s included in a fixed-price treatment package?
With each fixed-price treatment package, inclusions will differ depending on the procedure required.
What remains the same is our commitment to providing harder working health cover.
The package would typically include:
What is defined as a medical or surgical procedure?
We define these as:
|Private Health Insurance
Plan guide - Level 1, with outpatient
Statement of Demands and Needs