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Medical aid that’s best for your family

Bestmed Medical Scheme provides a range of affordable healthcare plans to suit your family’s medical needs and budget. You will also have access to our Tempo Wellness Programme, offered free of charge, to help you and your family thrive.

Maternity benefits

Bestmed offers maternity benefits on all our options (including our hospital plans) at no additional cost. Based on the specific option you select, your maternity benefits can include:

  • 6 – 9 Antenatal consultations with your gynaecologist, GP, or midwife
  • 2 x 2D ultrasound scans with your gynaecologist, GP, midwife, or radiologist
  • A lactation consultation with a registered nurse or lactation specialist
  • On selective options: 9 months’ maternity supplements
  • On selective options: 1 x post-natal consultation with your gynaecologist, GP, or midwife

These benefits are supported by our Maternity Care Programme, including access to a 24-hour professional medical advice line, weekly email updates and more.

A separate monitoring programme is tailored for high-risk pregnancies as well as access to a psychologist for any unforeseen circumstances.

Wellness benefits

Bestmed offers preventative care benefits for the whole family, including an Immunisation programme, to ensure that children’s vaccinations are kept up to date. These vaccinations are payable from the preventative care benefits (no cost to you) and do not require members standing in a long line and being subjected to mass exposure. The Immunisations programme includes newborns until the last year required for an 18-year old.

Other Tempo Wellness Programme benefits include:

  • Ages 0 2 years: 3 x Baby growth and development assessments per year
  • Ages 3 – 12 years: 1 x Occupational therapist assessment per beneficiary per year
  • Ages 13 – 17 years: 1 x Biokineticist assessment per beneficiary per year
  • 1 x Dietitian family nutritional assessment per year
  • Ages 18+: 3 x Dietitian consultations per member/dependant
  • Ages 18+: 3 x Biokineticist consultations per member/dependant

Why choose Bestmed?

  • Bestmed is South Africa’s largest self-administered medical scheme, meaning more benefits & less administration costs for our members 
  • Rated best in the industry in 2021 for customer service and value for money (SA-csi 2021 results) 
  • Ranked number one in the 2020 Ask Afrika Orange Index benchmark (Medical Aid industry category) 
  • Pay for only three child dependants and the rest are covered at no additional cost* 
  • Save by paying child dependant rates for children up to 24 years old.  Full-time registered students are covered as child dependants up to 26 years old 
  • Female contraceptives covered on ALL options up to R2,412 per annum per beneficiary
  • 16 000+ Healthcare providers in our countrywide healthcare network 
  • Annual benefit increases exceeding contribution increases for two consecutive years
  • We care for more than 200 000 lives 

*Excludes the Rhythm1 benefit option