Travel Insurance for Kidney Patients

Airplane flightNo matter who you are, everyone deserves a good holiday. But travelling abroad can be tricky if you’re a kidney patient, especially when it comes to insurance.

Below is a list of insurance companies offering holiday insurance to kidney patients, which has been reproduced with the kind permission of North West Kidney Patient Association.

These are NOT recommendations.  Each patient is different and all companies assess each case individually.  You should ring round or obtain quotes online to find the most suitable for you, but remember as you will probably have to answer the same questions to each company it may take you some time.

Remember that in Europe, in addition to the correct holiday insurance, you should also carry a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

A word of warning – many insurance companies take on new policies without asking any medical questions. They are able to do this because they rely on a clause in the small print, which says that they will not cover pre-existing medical conditions. Patients must realise that such policies do not give them insurance cover, and that any claims made as a result (both directly and indirectly) of existing kidney disease or other illness under such a policy, would not be honoured in the event of a claim.

Good luck and please do let us know how you get on so that we can build up a picture of what is available and we can add or remove companies when necessary.

Able2travel – 0845 839 9345

Age UK – 0845 600 3348

All Clear Travel Insurance – 0845 250 5200

American Express – 0800 028 7573

Asda Travel Insurance – 0800 519 9936

Atlas Direct – 08444 82 3400

Aviva – 0800 051 3606

City bond Suretravel  – 0845 618 0345

Clover Insurance Services – 0845 458 2478

Churchill – 0800 032 6534

Club Direct – 0800 083 2466

Columbus Travel – 0870 033 9988

Direct Travel – 0845 605 2700

Essential Travel – 0845 803 5434

Fish Insurance – 0800 088 3275

Freedom Insurance Services – 01223 446914

Free Spirit – 0845 230 5000

Insure and Go – 0844 888 2787

JD Consultants – 0844 247 4749

JS Insurance – 0844 848 1500

Just Travel Insurance – 0800 294 2969

Key Connect – 0845 000 3004

Leading Edge Travel Insurance – 01892 836622

Leisurecare (Insurance Service) Ltd – 01285 640727

Marks and Spencer – 0800 028 1927

Marrs Insurance – 0208 920 1234

MIA Online – 01268 782745 (quote by phone only)

Post Office – 0800 294 2292

Preferential – 0843 208 1928 (9p per minute)

Pulse Insurance – 0845 250 5216

Qantas Travel Insurance – 0845 604 7033

RIAS (Over 50′s) – 0845 045 1320

Saga (age 50+) – 0800 015 8055

Stay Sure – 0844 692 8444

Sun Selection – 0844 257 9857

Tesco – 0845 293 9474

The Insurance Surgery – 01625 505700

Travel Plus – 0845 230 0631

Travelbility Insurance Cover – 0845 338 1638

World First Travel Insurance – 0845 0708 902

Worldwide Travel Insurance – 01892 833338

All that remains for us to say is that we hope you enjoy your holiday or trip abroad! If you have other worries, concerning travel as a kidney patient, you’ll find this devoted page from the National Kidney Federation really useful!