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Benefits of paying for yourself

Find out what the benefits are of paying for your own healthcare, whether you're paying for yourself or using private healthcare

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Here are just some of the benefits of paying for your own healthcare, whether you're paying for yourself or using private healthcare.

Shorter waiting times

Allows you to get treatment quickly, without long waiting times between consultations, appointments and treatment. Long waiting times can affect the nature of your overall recovery and create unwanted stress.

With private healthcare, you usually choose the date and time of your appointments and surgery (if applicable), meaning you have control over your treatment schedule. In normal circumstances, it is highly unlikely that your surgery will be cancelled unexpectedly, except in the case of an emergency.

Gives you access to specialist treatment plans, surgeries and aftercare directed by experienced Consultant(s) who specialise in treating the condition you may have. If you are struggling with a poorly understood medical condition, a specialist will be able to shed light on your condition and offer relevant treatment options.

You might also be able to access certain medication through paid healthcare that you wouldn’t be able to otherwise.

Find a specialist today

You can often choose your Consultant based on your health concern, personal research and availability and location. If you require a GP referral for your desired Consultant, you can share your research with your GP. They will offer their advice and refer you to the best Consultant for you.

Find a specialist today

You can also choose where you receive treatment. This means that, through private healthcare, you can access care in specialist clinics or receive treatment in an area particularly beneficial to you.

Fast access to care is closer than you think, find a hospital

Aftercare is a vital part of your overall recovery from trauma, surgery or illness. You gain access to specialist aftercare with a multidisciplinary team of experts, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and doctors.

Our fixed price treatment packages include six months of aftercare with dedicated specialists to provide peace of mind.

Paying for private healthcare without private medical insurance is simpler than you might think.

If you’re interested in paying for your own treatment but aren't sure how to get started, follow our step-by-step guide to paying for yourself.