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Sep 22, 2021
Bestmed supports rising sports stars

Bestmed is a long standing and proud sponsor of the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) TuksSport. The Scheme’s commitment to sports development allows UP to award more sports bursaries, and provide sports science and medical services to all athletes, enabling them to achieve their dreams.

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Aug 26, 2021
Benefit enhancement season is coming!

Once you receive the official Scheme correspondence with the enhancements for your chosen option you will be able to assess whether it is still suited to your healthcare needs for the year ahead. Option change forms are due to reach Bestmed before 31 December 2021, or you will automatically remain on your current option.

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Aug 26, 2021
FAQ's about Designated Service Providers

Frequently asked questions about Designated Service Providers (DSPs) and Preferred Healthcare Providers and why they are used by Bestmed.

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Aug 26, 2021
Reaping the rewards

Our Heartbeats helped to sow seeds for a sustainable future when they donated their leave days in 2020 towards a COVID-19 relief fund. Those seeds have now taken root and grown into three successful community vegetable gardens.

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Jul 19, 2021
Bestmed Medical Scheme Highlights

Bestmed is proud to announce that we have reached the 100 000 principal membership milestone! We now have over 209 000 lives under our care. We remain committed to continue delivering the excellent service that our members have become accustomed to. Our sustainable growth is only possible with the support of our members, our advisors, our healthcare providers and our employees and we are sincerely grateful.

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Jul 18, 2021
Medical Aid vs Medical Insurance

When deciding whether to join a medical scheme or take out medical insurance, many are left scratching their heads, trying to understand the difference between the two. The key difference is that medical schemes and medical insurers are two different products with different services and benefits, catering for different needs. 

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Jul 17, 2021
Male infertility and dietary habits

Around 15% of South African couples experience fertility problems, with male factor infertility accounting for approximately 40% of couples struggling to conceive. The most common cause of male infertility is poor quality sperm.

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Jun 22, 2021
Covid-19 Vaccination bookings at Dis-Chem Pharmacies

Dis-Chem, one of Bestmed’s designated pharmacy providers, has launched a COVID-19 vaccination booking portal that is currently live on the Dis-Chem website. This bookings portal is only open to medical scheme members who have successfully registered on the National Department of Health’s (NDoH's) Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS).

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Jun 13, 2021
Back and better than ever in Umhlanga

We are excited to announce that the Bestmed KwaZulu-Natal office has officially been reopened.

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Jun 13, 2021
How to save a life in 30 min flat!

For the portion of people who believe that humanity is inherently good, this should be a no-brainer. This is an opportunity to share something that you have in abundance at no cost to yourself, to save a life in under 30 minutes. This is blood donation!

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May 18, 2021
2021 Outlook from the desk of the CEO

During a year when the whole world was bracing itself for the worst and our everyday lives were inundated with statistics about infections and mortality, our role in the health and wellbeing of our employees and members became apparent. We needed to adapt quickly to the changes

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Apr 20, 2021
Team Bestmed at SA Champs

The members of Team Bestmed are absolute champs in competitive cycling (even if we say so ourselves!). We caught up with Chris van Rooyen to learn more about what the team has been up to thus far in 2021, their preparation and wins at the South African National Road Championships, and their donation of old kit to a development team of school children.

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Mar 08, 2021
Contactless Support

Bestmed members have the following contactless service channels available to them:

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Mar 03, 2021
Partners for Possibility projects completed

Though the official year had come to an end, a few Partners for Possibly (PfP) projects for 2020 were placed on hold due to strict lockdown. Talent Manager Michelle Ward oversaw the completion of these projects at the end of 2020, ensuring that Bestmed’s PfP partner Mamelodi East Prevocational School has optimally functioning classrooms, as well as a multipurpose sports field.

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