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Health Shield is a health and wellbeing provider, offering Health Cash Plans to members of staff. Please note, this is not private medical insurance, meaning membership is more affordable, there is no excess fee, and you don’t have to be unwell to claim.  You can watch an introductory video, highlighting the benefits of the plan, here.  You can find details of the membership plan on the right hand side of this page.

You will have access to a range of services and benefits, giving you peace of mind that your everyday healthcare costs including optical, dental and physiotherapy treatments are covered with up to 100% of your money back*. Details of accepted accreditations and qualifications are shown in the file to the right hand side of this page.

Being a member is an affordable way to help keep you and your family healthy, through a range of preventative wellbeing services and access to the right care at the right time. There are 6 levels of Health Shield membership to choose from, starting from as little as £1.25 per week. Membership fees are deducted from your salary.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Cover is available for you, your partner and your dependent children (up to the age of 21 in full time education). Cover provides separate annual maximums for yourself and for each additional person.
  • Money back* for optical, dental, physiotherapy, specialist consultation fees, prescriptions and more.
  • Access to a 24/7 Counselling and Support Helpline, On-Demand Physio and GP Anytime services, with the option to have your private prescriptions sent to you by post (see more information in the files to the right hand side of this page).
  • PERKS - all Health Shield members are given access to exclusive discounts, including specific gym memberships, high street shopping discounts, cinema tickets and more.
  • Worldwide cover for some benefits.
  • Reimbursement of PMI excesses


Prestige level members also benefit from:

  • £100 towards gym membership/personal trainer/fitness classes/swimming lessons.
  • £500 towards family planning.
  • £2000 critical illness cover.


*Up to annual limits for each benefit period, subject to annual review. 


How to join

If you would like to find out more about the scheme, or contact Health Shield, please visit this page, or alternatively, contact Elaine Smith, on or call 07562 207339.