Friday 15 January 2016

The benefits of healthcare for your family

As a mum, you need to think about what’s best for your children. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, and I’ve decided to look into an organized health care plan for my family. Or, to put it another way, I’m thinking about taking the leap and going private. You might wonder what led me to this decision. Let’s just say that my patience isn’t going to outlast the wait times at public hospitals. As well as this I’m worried that one day my children will need specialist treatment that public doctors can’t provide. That’s why I’m looking into my options and here’s why I think you should do the same.

There Are Different Ways To Pay

In the past getting full private insurance might have been the only way to access private healthcare. But now there’s a new possibility. Some private hospitals offer the choice of self-funding. Through self-funding, you can fund your treatment without the need of an insurance policy. You can pay for exactly what you need and not have to worry about being on a payment plan.

GP Referral

Even when you go private, you’ll still head to your GP when you need medical advice for either you or your family. The difference is that when they say what type of treatment they’d recommend you will have a choice. Either you can stay with their system, or you can ask for a referral to a private hospital. There you can get the same procedure or treatment through the private sector of medicine.

Other Options

As you can imagine, this gives you other options when choosing your medical treatment. If you don’t agree with what your local GP is saying you can then speak to a private consultant. They may be able to offer you a type of treatment that you feel more comfortable with. Or, that’s, simply a lot more expensive that typical hospitals wouldn’t be able to pay for.

The Wait Times

I’ve heard that when you have access to private treatments, the wait times are cut in half. That means you won’t be waiting months on end for a letter through the post. Instead, in a few weeks, you might receive a phone call letting you know that the procedure for your child can now be arranged.

Avoid The Crowds

I have to say this is the advantage I find most appealing. If you’ve been into a hospital recently, you may have noticed that there are rooms or wards filled with six or seven people. There’s no privacy, and you feel incredibly exposed. But if you go private that’s no longer a worry. You’ll get a private room and a personalised service that you can count on.

A Piece Of Mind

As parents, we constantly worry about whether we’re doing everything we can for our children. If you can afford it, it’s your responsibility to make sure that your children get the best treatment. That’s exactly what private coverage can offer, and it’s why you should start looking into the possibility now.

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