This convenient ‘one telephone call’ based service, which does not require a GP referral, has been launched in association with the UK’s largest private hospital group, BMI Healthcare, giving members access to over 6,500 consultants across the UK.
To make an appointment, a member simply contacts Allianz Worldwide Care’s Helpline and requests the AppointMed service. A member of the Helpline then transfers the member to BMI Healthcare who ascertains the type of consultant specialty required and provides the member with a list of consultants to choose from. The member can then arrange the appointment through BMI Healthcare at a date, time, and location convenient for them, and costs are billed directly to Allianz Worldwide Care. The AppointMed appointment booking service is available from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.
Commenting on the new service, Susan Landers, Head of Marketing and Client Management at Allianz Worldwide Care said: “We are continually looking for ways to make life easier for our members. AppointMed achieves this by providing fast and easy access to BMI Healthcare’s extensive network of consultants on a direct settlement basis.”
Scott Feldman, International Director at BMI Healthcare added: “We are delighted to be working with Allianz Worldwide Care in launching this convenient and rapid access service for international patients. As the largest private hospital group in the UK, we can offer appointments with over 6,500 consultants across 69 hospitals and treatment centres, in just one call and often at short notice. This service further underlines our commitment to service excellence by seamlessly connecting those seeking world class care with the right specialists, anywhere in the UK."