Health insurance

We are often asked about health insurance for varicose veins. The good news is that, as varicose veins and leg ulcers are often caused by underlying venous insufficiency, the majority of insurers typically support the cost of vein treatments such as endovenous laser ablation (EVLA).

Once your initial consultation results are received, your health insurance provider will evaluate your eligibility for treatment funding. The decision to fund your treatment rests with your insurer.

If an underlying valve issue is identified, your insurance is likely to cover the treatment for resolving it. However, if there’s no root cause for your concerns and your veins are not causing symptoms, it’s improbable that your insurer will fund the treatment, especially for cosmetic reasons (e.g. in the case of thread veins alone).

Unless your policy explicitly excludes treatment for varicose veins or leg ulcers, you should not face any obstacles in choosing treatment from our vascular specialists at UK Veincentre (UKVC). We have successfully treated numerous patients initially denied authorisation.

Each medical insurance company works differently when it comes to making a claim for treatment. We therefore recommend that you check with them first if they will cover the costs of your treatment plan.

If you have health insurance for varicose veins, your insurer will be able to advise if you need to pay for your treatment first, then apply to receive reimbursement for the payment, or whether they are able to pay us directly.

If, for any reason, your treatment is not covered by your health insurance policy, you can still choose to self-fund your treatment with us. You can find details of costs for all our treatments on our self-funded prices page.

N.B. More information on the medical insurers we work with will be added soon.