What does private healthcare for children cover?
Generally, private healthcare for children covers your child for acute health conditions, such as cancer treatment or pneumonia. It can also include quicker diagnosis of conditions and access to new treatments that aren’t currently available on the NHS.
There are three levels of private health insurance for children. Most providers offer the following levels of cover:
- Basic – basic private health insurance covers the cost of inpatient treatment and any associated costs when your child is admitted to hospital.
- Medium – includes the same as basic private health insurance plus some outpatient treatment as well, including the cost of seeing specialists and consultants and the cost of follow up tests.
- Comprehensive – covers all of the above plus physiotherapy and mental health treatment.
You can also add on extra benefits if they aren’t already included, such as: