Tertiary education is an expensive investment, and quality medical cover should support you in the process. Medihelp’s Necesse Student medical aid plan offers comprehensive medical cover for day-to-day medical expenses in and out of hospital through a national network of quality private hospitals and doctors.
Necesse Student is a medical aid plan specifically for full-time students. In 2019 students enjoy cover for emergencies, hospital admissions, GP visits, prescription medicine and more at R529 per month.
Hospital and emergency cover
The Necesse Student network has a national footprint, with 123 quality private hospitals located close to tertiary institutions and universities and no overall annual limit on hospital cover. Should students be involved in an accident or other emergency, they are also covered for emergency transport services by road and air provided by Medihelp’s partner, Netcare 911.
Students are furthermore covered for radiology and pathology services.
Day-to-day medical expenses
Students may use any GP who is part of Necesse Student’s national GP network of almost 1 800 medical practitioners located close to universities. The plan also covers medicine, optometry services and dentistry.
In addition, Necesse Student’s benefits include health assessment tests and immunisations.
With Medihelp’s member app, you can easily search for network doctors and hospitals in your area, and you can access your digital membership card on the app to ensure that you always have all the information regarding your medical aid at hand. The app offers e-services such as viewing claims and benefits, submitting claims, and requesting pre-authorisation. The app provides an additional digital platform besides our secured online site for members on which you can do your Medihelp business hassle-free.
HealthPrint is Medihelp’s free online wellness programme which provides a range of value-added services. HealthPrint members can enter all Medihelp-sponsored running and cycling events for free and they get a special offer on Planet Fitness gym membership. In addition, discounts are offered on selected insurance products and you can earn double points on all Clicks ClubCard purchases.
You can also join Medihelp MultiSport, a club for runners and cyclists. Members of MultiSport participate in Medihelp-sponsored events free of charge and they get 50% discount on their club cycling and running gear, among other benefits.
Click here to find out more about Necesse Student, or here to apply online.