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Short Term Medical Insurance

Short time medical insurance is provided by insurers in order to supply customers who cannot commit to a more long term policy with medical cover for a limited period of time.

As is the case with any other kind of medical insurance, the customer will be provided with appropriate financial cover for the cost of medical care depending upon the conditions of their agreement.

Unlike other more long term medical insurance plans, short term agreements will obviously be considerably cheaper if they are required for a small period, and in some cases agreements of this nature can also be extended. However, it should be remembered that in the long term, temporary medical insurance should not be used as a substitute for a policy with a longer lifespan. 

The comparison tables below present you with a quick and simple way of getting medical insurance quotes from some of the best providers in the marketplace.

Medical Insurance Quotes
ProviderOnline Quotes available?Special FeaturesGet Quotes
yesFast consultations – book a video consultation with a GP or specialist in minutes. Get dedicated cancer support - If you’re diagnosed with cancer, we’ll assign you a highly experienced Case Manager who’ll support you throughout your treatment and help you understand every step of the process.Get Quotes >
yesWith Comprehensive Cover No financial limits - so you'll have peace of mind that you won’t run out of funding for eligible treatment with the hospitals you’ve chosen as part of your policy and a fee assured consultant.Get Quotes >
yesSupportive care – with 24/7 telephone access to our nurses and counsellors through our medical helpline Health at Hand, we’re here for you no matter how late it is or however long it takes.Get Quotes >
yesRewards Programme Vitality Plus makes looking after your health more rewarding; the more you participate and improve your Vitality status the higher your discounts will be with Vitality reward partners, Eurostar, Mark Warner, Champneys and Cineworld.Get Quotes >

Temporary medical insurance is often required in a variety of different circumstances and as such, insurance quotes provided by companies will usually vary a great deal depending upon the unique circumstances of the customer.

Customers who require short term medical insurance will often be searching for a policy on quite short notice compared to other more long term policies, meaning that there is a need for these types of policies to be quite flexible in order to meet with the needs of customers in different situations.

The following are some examples of circumstances in which short term medical insurance might be required:


  • For an individual who is currently in between jobs, or who has recently quit and is without adequate medical cover
  • An individual or family travelling to a different country will, in most circumstances require some for of medical insurance on a short term basis
  • A construction worker or labourer employed on a part time basis may require a short term policy depending on the terms of their contract and the nature of the work that must be undertaken