Health Insurance Cover for Acupuncture in Camberwell SE5 and Shoreditch E1 London

Will your private health insurance pay for your acupuncture treatment?

Some private health insurance schemes will cover full or partial payment for acupuncture given by an acupuncturist who is a member of the British Acupuncture Council. John Philbin holds full membership and so you should be able to claim if you have insurance with one of the following organisations, subject to the conditions of your particular policy. Please check from the list below to see if your insurer requires a referral.


Which insurance companies allow you to seek acupuncture treatment without a doctor's referral?




Forester Health


Hospital Saturday Fund

SimplyHealth (formerly HSA)


Leeds Hospital Fund

Pinnacle PLC



Which insurance companies require a referral from your G.P. or consultant?


Aviva Health Uk Ltd (G.P. or consultant referral)

Bucks & Willis HealthCare Ltd (Consultant referrral)

Bupa Cashplan (Consultant referrral) N.B. this is not BUPA

CS Healthcare (G.P. or consultant referral)

Legal & General Healthcare (G.P. referral)

Medisure (Consultant referral)

PruHealth (G.P. or specialist referral)

Royal & Sun Alliance Healthcare and Assistance (G.P. or consultant referral)

Standard Life Healthcare (G.P.referral)

Sun Alliance Health Insurance(Consultant referral)

WPA (G.P. referral)


All information may be subject to change without notice. The British Acupuncture Council may also be able to answer queries regarding health insurance cover.


You can contact the British Acupuncture Council for further details