About the Company
Student Shield helps your students to maintain their physical and emotional wellbeing through accessible and affordable healthcare services and benefits such as a confidential counselling helpline, online health assessments, and lifestyle discounts.
Designed to fit in with demanding schedules of student life, Student Shield provides 24 hour access to a network of active, GMC registered GP’s who can consult and diagnose symptoms via telephone consultancy or webcam if this is preferred. GPs can prescribe medication if it is necessary, via an online pharmacy who will then arrange for the medicine to be delivered to your students making it easier for students to access the healthcare they need.
Student Shield is available on a personal basis or via a University membership scheme.
Powered by BHSF
Established in 1873, BHSF is a not for profit health insurer. With over 140 years experience in the health insurance and employee benefits sector, BHSF has created an extensive network of healthcare professionals which Student Shield provides access to through its helpline and GP consultation service. Providing employee benefit solutions to a wide range of clients including SME’s and multinational businesses, BHSF has developed a substantial discount site which is available to Student Shield members. As a not for profit organisation, BHSF answers only to its policyholders and customers, therefore maintains the highest ethical and quality standards in its journey from its routes as a hospital fund, to its position as an award winning health insurer and human resource services provider.
Student Shield has obtained exclusive rights to deliver the BHSF mobile web app to the education sector and continually develops the program to meet the specific demands of the student community. Student Shield harnesses the power of BHSF to deliver a health and wellbeing system exclusively to students, providing them with the support they need to lead a fulfilling university life.
Promoting wellbeing for students
Whilst student life can be an exciting and rewarding time, Student Shield recognises the unique demands faced by university students today, such as academic pressure, financial strain and demanding schedules. Student Shield helps Universities to promote student wellbeing, providing your students with the physical and emotional support they need to withstand these pressures and to enjoy a fulfilling, healthy student life.
Student Shield’s mobile web app attempts to bring the highest standards of health and wellbeing support to your students fingertips.