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International health & medical insurance for the UK

From vibrant, multicultural cities to a rich history and rolling countryside, the UK has lots to offer. Our private health insurance plans mean you have AXA by your side when you need us, leaving you to make the most of your new life in the UK.

Avoid NHS waiting lists

The NHS is known worldwide, but it’s under pressure to meet people’s healthcare demands. With private health insurance plans you can avoid the waiting lists and have your treatment in private hospitals. And whichever one you choose, you’ll find comfortable facilities and you’ll usually have your own private room with an en-suite bathroom.

Getting treatment

If you need treatment in the UK, we’re here to help - all you need to do is contact us. Because we’re a global business firmly established in the UK, we have developed an extensive network of hospitals and clinics all around the country. That means we can put you in touch with a provider we trust and make sure you have access to the treatment you need, when and where you want it. Whether that’s close to family or near work, you have the flexibility to manage your health around your timetable.

You choose where you want to go

With our expat health insurance you just choose where you want cover – worldwide or worldwide except the USA. Then you’ll be covered in any country you want to have treatment in. So, if you’d prefer to go back home to see your family dentist, or you want to visit a specialist in another country we can cover the cost of your treatment. Or if you’re traveling for work or spend some of the year in another country, you’ll still be covered.

We’ll be by your side

As you settle into your new life in the UK, you can feel safe in the knowledge that you’ve got the support of one of the worlds’ largest insurers by your side. We’re part of AXA, who’s been looking after people for over 55 years¹, and our team on experts are here to help you 24/7.

What can my plan cover?

  • Have a health worry
    If you have a medical concern or a question about your medication, you can call our team of medical professionals any time, day or night.
  • Choice of how to manage your plan
    From checking if your treatment is covered on your plan to making a claim, you can talk to us 24/7 or if you’d prefer, you can manage everything online.
  • Double check a diagnosis
    If you’re not sure about a diagnosis or treatment plan and want a second opinion, you can have an independent team of medical experts review your case.
  • Emergency and routine dental care
    You can choose to cover routine care from check-ups to fillings, as well as treatment for any accidental damage to your teeth.
  • Care if you need treatment in an emergency
    If you can’t get the emergency care you need locally, we’ll pay for you to be taken to the nearest centre of medical excellence to get the treatment you need.
  • Pregnancy and childbirth cover
    If you’re thinking of starting a family, our Prestige or Prestige Plus can give you up to £12,000 towards your routine maternity care, including private treatment.

Our plans are designed to cover treatment of conditions you develop after you join. For details about what our plans do and don’t cover visit our plan details page, or find out more about the healthcare system in the United Kingdom.

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Short term cover

Need cover for 3 to 11 months?

If you’re living or working internationally for less than a year, take a look at our short term health insurance plan. It gives you all the benefits of our Standard cover level, but for a shorter time. So whether you’re only away for a few months, still weighing up your options or you want cover while you apply for your local state healthcare system, our short term plan could be ideal.

Virtual doctor service

Online doctor consultation and prescription service

Need to talk to a doctor but don’t speak the local language? Or just struggling to find time for that appointment in your busy schedule? When you live or work abroad, accessing healthcare isn’t always easy.  But with our new online doctor service, now available as part of our international health plans, you can speak to an experienced, internationally qualified doctor - at a time and place that suits you.

*Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm (GMT time).

Calls may recorded and/or monitored for quality assurance, training and as a record of the conversation.

1AXA group of companies have been providing cross-border health insurance plan since 1963.