Below is a list of private health insurance companies in Britain that may pay for acupuncture treatment provided by me as a member of the British Acupuncture Council. You must contact them with regards to the policy, and ask them to make clear any restrictions on acupuncture treatment. For example, they may pay only for a certain number of treatments, or they may pay only if you are referred to me by your consultant or GP.
NOTE if you are seeking to be reimbursed by your insurance company you must check with them first. You are responsible for payment for all treatments in the event that your insurance company does not pay.
GP / Consultant Referral Only
Self Referral To Acupuncuturist
|WPA||08002989588||Yes||No||It doesn’t cover pre existing conditions.
Accepts acupuncture on most policies.
Roisin Golding granted discretionary recognition.
|National Friendly||08001959246||Yes||No||Don’t have list of treatment providers for acupuncture but accept members of BAcC (Roisin Golding registered). All policies|
|Simply Health( includes BCWA , Leeds Hospital Fund and Medisure)||0800 294 73020800854929||Yes, depends on the policy||SometimesDepends on the policy ( too many)||Roisin Golding accepted as BAcC member.|
|PHSA||01234267371||Yes||No||GP referral or specialist referred only.
only Healthcare cash policy.
Roisin Golding BAcC member
|Aviva Healthcare||0800 0511524||Yes||No||Each acupuncturist has to register individually. Roisin Golding is registered Deal with queries on a case-by-case basis.|
|Pru Health||08456023461||Yes||No||Some policies Registered with BAcC – Roisin Golding BAcC member|
|Groupama Healthcare||03336339001||Yes||No||All policies
Has to be a member of the BAcC as is Roisin Golding.
|Exeter Family Friendly||03001233200||Yes||No||I am now registered|
Members of BAcC
|General &Medical Healthcare||08009709442||Yes||No||All policies, but limited benefit|
|No||No||Bupa covers members of the British Medical Acupuncture Society only. Minimum requirements for these medical acupuncturists is only two week-ends of training. This is deemed wholy inadequate given the immensely complex nature of acupuncture diagnosis and treatment.|
|WHA||02920485461||No||Yes||Medical conditions only.|
|Westfield||08456056531||Yes||No||BAcC member – Roisin Golding .|
|Medicash||08000112222||No||Yes||Roisin Golding member of BAcC|
|HSF||02072021380||No||All||Don’t require referral.|
|Engage Mutual Assurance||www.engagemutual.com
|Yes||No||Each claim is analysed on an individual basis and if the practitioner holds a relevant qualification, they would pay the claim (this would be done on a case by case basis).|