Professionals with drug and alcohol problems

Drug & alcohol problems at work

Funding private rehab treatment

There are two ways of funding private medical rehab treatment yourself.

Using private medical insurance – Whether insured privately or via your company, private rehab clinics and hospitals will work with the major insurers such as BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, Aetna, WPA, Coventry etc to ensure you are cared for without having to worry about the cost.

Paying for your own treatment – If you don’t have insurance or your insurance package does not cover the particular treatment you need, you can choose to pay for the treatment privately yourself.

Some private hospitals offer cash plans and employer assistance schemes:

  • Cash plans pay out contributions towards hospital treatment. Details of cash plan schemes can be found on the British Health Care Association (BHCA) website, the trade body for the majority of health cash plans and associated plans.
  • Employer assistance schemes are used by employers who recognise that in certain circumstances it is more economical for them to fund private hospital treatment, than to fund your sick pay and pay someone else to do your job, whilst you are awaiting publicly funded hospital treatment.