Finding out that you or someone you love has cancer can be a shock. As well as getting to grips with a treatment schedule, often there are practical concerns and problems to deal with as well. It's a lot to take in. At AXA Health, we want your journey with cancer to be as stress-free as possible.
We know that when you're worried about your health, speed is really important. That's why, when you include Comprehensive Cancer Cover on your Personal Health plan, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out what's wrong.
And if you're worried about something you think might be cancer, you can call us directly without needing a GP referral first. We'll ask you a few questions to understand what's causing your concern and, if appropriate, offer you an an appointment for an initial clinical appointment. And should you be diagnosed with cancer, you'll be immediately connected to our cancer care team who will be with you every step of the way.
Our health insurance is designed to cover treatment of new medical conditions that begin after you take out the plan.
Opting to include Comprehensive Cancer Cover on your Personal Health plan offers peace of mind and the feeling of reassurance. We've highlighted below some of our key benefits this cover offers. (Please note access to Comprehensive Cancer Cover depends on your medical history and cover options chosen).
When you've been diagnosed with cancer, you'll have quick access to specialists, and other health professionals when needed.
Often the questions we have about our health come when we least expect it so at AXA Health our healthcare professsionals on our cancer support phone service are available at the end of the phone day or night - we're here for you.
Speak to our specialist cancer healthcare professionals on our cancer support service 9am-5pm Monday - Friday. Outside these hours our healthcare professionals provide round the clock support by phone.
We want to help you get healthy and on your way to recovery as quickly as possible. That's why if your specialist recommends it, we will cover the costs of any licensed drug being prescribed within the terms of their licence. Out-patient drugs are not covered by this plan.
Across our Directory of Hospitals, you’ll find specialist units, screening centres, day-patient units and treatment units that suit you and your needs.
We want your journey to be as smooth as possible, so if your doctor thinks it is appropriate, you’ll also be able to receive chemotherapy by IV drip at home.
All members get access to our 24/7 Cancer Support phone service included as standard when you take out private health insurance with us, regardless of the cover options that you choose, providing access to experienced health practicioners whenever you need them.
Please note members who don't qualify for Comprehensive Cancer Cover, due to their medical history, or who choose the NHS Cancer Support Cover option instead, will have access 24/7 access to experienced healthcare professionals via our support line, but will not have access to the cancer care team phone service. More information about our NHS Cancer Support option can be found further down the page.
We like to give you choice depending on which best suits your needs. We have two types of cancer cover - Comprehensive Cancer Cover and NHS Cancer Support.
Here's what you can expect to receive if you opt for our Comprehensive Cancer Cover:
If you're unable to add the Comprehensive Cancer Cover option because of your medical history, or you choose to have the NHS Cancer Support option instead, this means we will not cover the cost of cancer treatment.
With the NHS Cancer Support option, we will however cover the cost of a licensed cancer drug which the NHS will not pay for if:
We will also cover the costs of external prostheses for up to £5,000 following surgery for a medical condition.
Everyone is different, so health cover will look different for everyone. The total cost of your private health insurance, with the cancer cover you choose, will depend on several factors. Things we consider include:
Age, smoker status, underlying conditions (such as chronic conditions), location & level of cover - You can also expect prices to increase with every additional cover Option chosen.
Our healthcare plans are designed to cover you for treatment of new medical conditions that begin after you join. For Personal Health, the Comprehensive Cancer Cover option is only available to those who have not had cancer before they join us.
Our NHS Cancer Support option is available to those who have had cancer before they take out their Personal Health plan. Having this option means that for cancer treatment, you would use the NHS or pay for the costs of treatment yourself. There is however some cover for a licensed cancer drug which the NHS will not pay.
Yes. If approved by a specialist, and the treatment is possible from home, we'll pay for a nurse to give you chemotherapy by intravenous drip.
No. We do not cover treatment abroad, just within UK hospitals and centres listed within our Directory of Hospitals.
*Lines are open 09.00 - 19.00 Mon - Fri. Closed Sat - Sun. We may record and/or monitor calls for quality assurance, training and as a record of our conversation.