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The Benefits Of Private Health Care For Mental Health

by Paula Berry, Head of Service: Clinical Operations at Claimont Health

When seeking specialist mental health care, accessing the benefits of private health care for mental health becomes a crucial factor. Private mental health care services are tailored specifically to you, offering personalised support that can make a significant difference.

While both private and national health care systems have their advantages, when it comes to mental health treatment, private mental health care shines. It efficiently provides specialised services for individuals seeking mental health support in the comfort of their homes.

Before embarking on your mental health journey, it’s essential to distinguish which health care services will best address your personal needs. Discover the unique benefits of private mental health care and how it can enhance your mental well-being.

Read our blog to find out the benefits of private health care for mental health, how much private health care costs and more.

What is private mental health care?

Private mental health care services are provided by independent companies that act separately to the national health care sector. Private mental health care  companies are able to offer specialist mental health care treatments that may not be available through the NHS. Unlike national health care, these treatments are not funded by the government, but rather they are paid for by the patients seeking private health care services. 

Claimont is a private mental health and complex care provider. We specialise in providing mental health support at home. For the last eleven years we have been offering:

What are the advantages of private health care?

Private health care for mental health offers an array of benefits such as:

Faster Access to Care 

Private mental health care often provides quicker access to specialists and treatment, reducing waiting times compared to public healthcare systems.

Personalised Treatment 

Private providers can tailor treatment plans to individual needs, ensuring that the care is personalised and comprehensive.

Choice of Providers

Patients have the freedom to choose their healthcare providers, giving them more control over their mental health treatment team.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Private care typically offers a higher level of privacy and confidentiality, which can be crucial for individuals concerned about the stigma associated with mental health issues.

Access to Specialists

Private facilities often have a broader range of specialised mental health professionals and resources, allowing patients to access a wider spectrum of expertise.

Treatment from Home

At Claimont, we offer live-in mental health care as well as home mental health visits, which allow you to get treatment from the comfort of your own home. 

Shorter Wait Times for Appointments 

Private providers typically have shorter waiting lists for appointments, allowing patients to begin treatment sooner.

Extended Therapy Sessions 

Private providers may offer longer therapy sessions, allowing for more in-depth discussions and therapeutic work during each visit.

Flexibility in Treatment Approaches

Patients often have more flexibility in choosing the type of therapy or treatment approach that aligns with their preferences and values.

Access to Innovative Treatments 

Private providers may have access to the latest treatments and therapies, including cutting-edge medications and interventions.

Holistic Care 

Private providers often offer a holistic approach to mental health, addressing physical, emotional, and lifestyle factors that contribute to well-being.

Support for Families 

Many private mental health programs include family therapy and support, recognising the importance of a supportive network in recovery.

It’s important to note that while private mental health care offers these advantages, it may also come with higher costs, so individuals should consider their financial situation and insurance coverage when making decisions about their mental health care. Additionally, the availability and quality of private mental health care can vary by location, so it’s essential to research and choose a reputable provider that meets your specific needs.

How much does private health care cost?

The cost of private mental health care depends on the severity and frequency of treatment you may require. To access mental health care through Claimont you can request a consultation assessment.  

How to get a private mental health assessment

You can receive mental health care at home from Claimont for a variety of conditions across the UK.

In order to receive mental health care support for yourself or a loved one, the first step is contacting Claimont on 020 3941 2000 or completing one of our assessment enquiry forms here. We understand that discussing your mental health can be a very sensitive and delicate matter. Our professional team will always offer friendly and helpful advice to make the process as positive and easy for you as possible.

Contact our team of mental health experts today to begin your journey to recovery.

  • Paula Berry
    Head of Service: Clinical Operations
    RMN, DPS, BSc

    As a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Paula’s career has focussed on complex mental health across in-patient, community, prison, NHS and private services. As an experienced senior nurse and healthcare manager, she has a history of successfully managing complex mental healthcare services within operational roles at national and regional level.

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