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Screenings and additional benefits

These benefits cover tests that identify early signs of possible serious health problems as well as preventive vaccinations. Your available day-to-day benefits are also supplemented with cover for contraceptives and comprehensive maternity and child benefits.

What’s covered?

You can have various screening tests done every year, including blood glucose and cholesterol tests, at one of our wellness partners. Visit any of Medihelp’s designated service providers such as Dis-Chem and Clicks to be tested (click here to search for a provider).

Here’s a summary of what’s covered:

  • Blood sugar test
  • Cholesterol test
  • BMI measurement
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • A tetanus vaccine
  • A flu vaccination
  • HPV vaccinations for girls and boys
  • A bone mineral density test
  • A Pneumovax vaccine
  • A faecal occult blood test (FOBT)
  • HIV testing, counselling & support
  • 12 antenatal and post-natal consultations
  • 2 2D ultrasound scans
  • Antenatal iron supplements
  • Antenatal folic acid supplements
  • 2 additional doctor consultations for children under 2
  • Standard child immunisations
  • A mammogram
  • A pap smear
  • Contraceptives
  • A prostate test
  • Back treatment as an alternative to surgery
  • Chronic Care Programme
  • A dietician consultation

Care extender benefit

To reward you for looking after your health, additional benefits will be activated on ten of the Medihelp plans when a beneficiary undergoes specific health tests and screenings, as illustrated below

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Monitor your health

Have your blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure measured in one go as a combo test at Dis-Chem or Clicks. Your test results will automatically upload to your health record on Medihelp's system, and you can access your health record via HealthPrint, Medihelp's free wellness programme for members, by logging on to the Member Zone – Medihelp’s secured website – and the Medihelp app for members. Once your health test results have been uploaded on HealthPrint, you will get an additional R450 to spend on self-medication.