12 July 2023

Bringing expert healthcare to your living room

Concerned man on phone to medical professional

We’ve all experienced the challenges of getting a medical appointment. Long waiting lists and the struggle to find a suitable time slot that fits our busy schedules can be frustrating, especially when we’re not feeling well. But it’s essential to remember that seeking medical advice should never be delayed. Timely intervention is crucial for early diagnosis and effective treatment, preventing further complications.

Hassle-free access to medical advice.

There’s good news if you’re a BUPA Private Medical Insurance (PMI) member through ECIS. Your policy comes with a range of remote medical services designed to eliminate appointment struggles. Now, you can easily access the medical advice you need without leaving home. These remote services can be used to seek medical advice on a wide range of health issues, from common minor illnesses to concerns about cancer.

BUPA offers four remote services to members seeking prompt assistance, ensuring you have convenient access to medical services for a wide range of health concerns.

Digital GP

With this service, you can skip the wait for a GP appointment and connect directly with qualified doctors through secure video consultations. You can easily schedule virtual appointments at home, at work, or on the go using your computer, smartphone, or tablet. During the video call, you can discuss your health concerns with the doctor, who will provide expert medical advice tailored to your specific needs. If necessary, the doctor can prescribe medications, and you can even access specialist referrals, ensuring you receive the most comprehensive care possible.

Direct Access to Musculoskeletal (MSK) services

When it comes to joint pain, back problems, sports injuries, and other musculoskeletal conditions, this service provides the specialised care you need. By offering direct scheduling with MSK specialists. When you choose this service, you can rest assured that you will receive timely assessments, thorough diagnostics, and personalised treatment plans from experienced practitioners specialising in musculoskeletal health. They will work closely with you to diagnose the root cause of your condition and develop a tailored treatment plan to address your specific needs. From physical therapy and rehabilitation to advanced interventions, BUPA’s MSK services ensure you receive the highest standard of care to improve mobility, reduce pain, and enhance your overall musculoskeletal well-being.

Direct Access to cancer support

Dealing with cancer-related concerns can be overwhelming. BUPA understands the urgency of timely and comprehensive care. That’s why they offer Direct Access to cancer support, providing you with direct access to specialised care. By bypassing the need for a GP referral, this service ensures you can promptly receive the assessments, diagnostics, and treatment planning required for comprehensive cancer care.

Direct Access to mental health

Mental health is as important as physical well-being. BUPA recognises the significance of convenient access to specialised mental healthcare. With Direct Access to mental health, you can connect directly with experienced mental health professionals, including therapists, counsellors, and psychiatrists, without needing a GP referral. This service enables you to seek the support and guidance you need for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress management, and relationship issues. By removing the barriers to access, BUPA ensures that you can take proactive steps towards your mental well-being.

With remote healthcare, you can trust that you’re receiving the best health advice from qualified professionals without leaving your home. Experienced practitioners deliver all the remote services.

Skip the GP referral: immediate access to healthcare.

Rest assured, as a BUPA member, you can access these services directly without a referral from your own GP. These services are also already included in your existing BUPA Private Medical Insurance plan through ECIS, with no complex sign-ups or additional fees. Quality medical advice is just a few clicks or a phone call away, providing peace of mind and convenience.

We encourage all our Scheme members to take advantage of BUPA’s remote healthcare services. There’s no need to delay your healthcare; contact BUPA as soon as you have any health worries. Your health is in good hands!

How ECIS can help your business

ECIS, a chartered insurance intermediary, can provide comprehensive employee benefits packages, including Private Medical Insurance (PMI), that safeguard employee well-being and demonstrate a commitment to their care. If you don’t have a PMI scheme or if you have a PMI renewal approaching, ECIS can help you find the right option for you. Contact us at ecis@ecins.co.uk or call us on 0330 221 0241.