Is physiotherapy covered by health insurance?
With our Priority Physiotherapy Network, you can receive expert care quickly through our partners, including Ascenti and IPRS Health. You’ll have access to over 9,750 accredited and peer reviewed physiotherapists, including 5,700 in-network physiotherapists at over 1,700 locations in the UK. Our physiotherapists take a holistic approach to guide you back to health, by assessing your individual situation, and providing personalised treatment, such as specific exercises to help relieve your daily pain and discomfort, and advice on how to avoid injuries reoccurring.
Already a Vitality member?
The advantages of being treated by our physiotherapy network:
- When you go in-network, we pay for treatments in full without impacting on your Out-patient Cover limit.
- We pay the physiotherapist directly.
- You can self-refer - there’s no need to get a GP referral.
- Your physiotherapist will manage your claim fully, so there’s no need to authorise further sessions with us.
How it works
If you need to make a claim, we arrange a phone assessment with one of our physiotherapy partners, which enables them to establish the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific needs, from one or more of the following:
Suitable for minor injuries and to help you manage your recovery in your own time, as quickly and conveniently as possible.
If you’re referred for a face-to-face assessment or treatment sessions, your physiotherapist will assess your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan.
Follow-up treatment sessions
This is where your progress is monitored until you’re discharged.
Private physiotherapy FAQs
Can I ask for a specific physiotherapist or clinic?
Can I contact the panel directly?
Do I have to use a physiotherapist from the network?
If you need further sessions after your initial number of authorised sessions, you must get a detailed medical report from your treating physiotherapist, so that we can assess if any more sessions are eligible under your plan. Without this, we may not pay for any more.