Child Health Essentials

Cover for just £9 a month per child

As a parent, if your child becomes unwell, you would do anything to help them feel better again – and quickly.

Our health insurance product, Child Health Essentials, has been designed to help you do just that, by providing essential financial, medical and emotional support.

What’s covered?

  • Access to babylon health services – unlimited video and phone consultations with a doctor plus a fast response text query service for any questions you may want to ask about your child’s condition
  • A one-off payment of £5,000 if your child is diagnosed with cancer, terms and conditions apply
  • Hospital expense allowance – if your child is admitted to hospital, you’ll get £25 per night or per day up to a maximum of £250 to help cover everyday costs such as parking and food, terms and conditions apply
  • Access to a Paediatric helpline – you’ll get support from a personal nurse adviser if your child is admitted to hospital, is diagnosed with a serious illness, or if you need help in arranging a second opinion
  • Unlimited use of a confidential GP Helpline, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Child Health Essentials cover is available for children aged 17 or under.

Low premiums

Child Health Essentials can only be purchased online, which means we don’t pay for expensive call centres. By focusing on the cover we think will help support you and your child should they become unwell, it all helps to keep your premiums down.

So why not get a quote today and see just how affordable Child Health Essentials cover could be?

Watch our video, which explains more about how to make the best use of a Child Health Essentials policy and the claims process.

Video transcript

What are Aviva Health Essentials?

The UK population is on the increase, and the NHS is treating more people but under heavy financial pressure.

So at Aviva we’ve been thinking why don’t we develop products which support, complement and supplement the care you receive from the NHS?

Making the products simple to understand, relevant to everyone and affordable.

The NHS is a fantastic service, which we all love; it just sometimes needs a bit of extra help.

And this is why we have created Aviva Health Essentials, our new range of innovative Health offers.

What does Child Health Essentials offer?

Being a parent is never easy and if your child becomes unwell, you will do everything you can to make them feel better again. For a fixed sum of just £9 a month per child we will give you quick and easy access to health services, and an online GP package, as well as a Paediatric helpline and much needed financial and emotional support.

What is a GP package?

All children become ill at some point, but sometimes it may only be a slight cold and you don’t feel its worth bothering your GP with. Other times they may be ill but you cant get an appointment quickly enough, or there are simply no appointments available. This is when the GP package becomes essential to you as a parent. Having unlimited face to face video or phone calls with a UK registered GP means you always have peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that any illness big or small will be dealt with quickly and from the comfort of your own home or wherever you happen to be in the world at that time. For little niggles you can simply text a GP a question.

The GP Package also has the ability to store your child’s medical records and issue private prescriptions if needed.

Child Health essentials will also offer:

A Paediatric helpline staffed by personal nurse advisors, who can answer your questions if your child is admitted to hospital or help you to gain a second opinion.

We will also help with hospital expenses by giving you £25 per 24-hour period that your child is admitted to hospital. Up to £250 can be claimed, in any policy year which could help to cover everyday expenses such as food or parking, and If your child is diagnosed with cancer for the first time, we will pay £5,000 to help you and your family during a stressful and difficult time.

We’ve also made it extremely simple to buy online.

And once bought, you can access all your documents online, make changes to your policy and make a claim, all at the click of a button.

We wanted to help keep your premiums down, by focusing on the benefits of providing essential financial, medical and emotional support for you and your family we can cover each child for a fixed sum of just £9.00 a month.

Child Health Essentials cover is available for children aged 17 or under.

At Aviva we understand the importance of your child’s health.

Child Health Essentials, making healthcare accessible to everyone in the UK

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