About us

Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

A leading international healthcare group, we serve over 22m customers in more than 190 countries. We offer personal and company-financed health insurance and medical subscription products, run hospitals, provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and chronic disease management services.  We are also a major international provider of nursing and residential care for elderly people.

With no shareholders, we invest our profits to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil our purpose.

Bupa employs more than 70,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and the USA, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, China and across Latin America.

We began operations in 1947 in the UK when 17 provident associations joined together to form Bupa with the purpose of “preventing, relieving and curing sickness and ill health of every kind”. Our history goes back even earlier in Australia where our business was founded in the 1930s to provide a solution to people who could not afford doctors’ fees.

Our services include health insurance and other funding products, hospitals and primary care centres, chronic disease management, home healthcare, dental centres, prevention and workplace health, and care services, including residential and nursing homes and retirement villages.

Our business is managed in five Market Units.


Bupa Corporate Brochure 2013 (pdf, 4.3 MB)

Bupa 2020 - factsheet (pdf, 265 kB)

Bupa at a Glance - factsheet (pdf, 245 kB)

Business Model - factsheet (pdf, 140 kB)

Financial Strength - factsheet (pdf, 196 kB)

Public-Private Partnerships - factsheet (pdf, 97 kB)

Dementia - factsheet (pdf, 113 kB)

United Kingdom - Market Unit factsheet (pdf, 129 kB)

Spain and Latin America - Market Unit factsheet (pdf, 112 kB)

Australia and New Zealand - Market Unit factsheet (pdf, 141 kB)

Bupa Global - Market Unit factsheet (pdf, 110 kB)

International Development Markets - Market Unit factsheet (pdf, 192 kB)

Introducing the World of Bupa - English (pdf, 2.1 MB)

Introducing the World of Bupa - Cantonese (pdf, 5 MB)


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