Medical Conditions

Medical Conditions

Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) Information Session

Bestmed Medical Scheme recently hosted an information session where Executive: Corporate Services & Wellness, Elmarie Jooste, shared information on Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs).

For more information, contact us by calling 086 000 2378 or emailing

Hearing care for all! Screen. Rehabilitate. Communicate

World Hearing Day, 3 March 2021, marks the launch of the World Report on Hearing, presenting a global call for action to address hearing loss and ear diseases across the life course. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 466 million people worldwide had disabling hearing loss in March 2020, 34 million of these being children.

COVID-19 vaccine and 2021 flu vaccine

Winter is here and as usual, so is the dreaded flu. However, with the medical technology of vaccines, the chances of contracting either of these viruses can be greatly reduced or even eliminated completely. Why take the risk? Take your vaccine as soon as you can. Protect yourself and your family from these winter viruses so that your immune system can be at its peak in case you have to defend your body from an ailment.

Prevent tuberculosis (TB)

What is tuberculosis?

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious lung disease. Although bacteria (not a virus) causes TB, the infection spreads in the same way as COVID-19 – from one person to another through tiny droplets released from the nose or mouth into the air. It’s the leading cause of death in South Africa and one of the top ten causes of death worldwide.

Tempo, Wherever You Are

From new year’s resolutions to sudden realisations when you strain a muscle playing with the kids, vowing to improve your health and physical well-being is something that is easier said than done. The Bestmed Tempo wellness programme has aimed to make self-improvement a little bit easier by giving you free benefits that can help you improve your health and live your best life.

Reap all the Clicks benefits as a Bestmed member

The Clicks ClubCard benefit works as follows:

All Bestmed main members who have a Clicks Loyalty Card or Clicks ClubCard will receive double points on all products (excluding medicine) purchased from any Clicks retail stores or online store.

Please take note of the following:

  • Members will be entitled to two Clicks ClubCard points for every R5 of the retail selling price charged by Clicks for the products.

Bestmed donation assists Unisa students

Bestmed CEO and Principal Officer, Mr Leo Dlamini, presented a donation of R120 000 towards purchasing much-needed laptops for underprivileged students to Prof. Mandla Makhanya, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, on Monday, 28 September 2020 at Bestmed’s head offices in Pretoria.

The Unisa Foundation will use the donation to purchase laptops that will enable students to access digital study material and write exams remotely,

Bestmed’s unique, specialised digital platforms

Just a year ago, the thought of paperless scripts, integrated platforms for specialist referrals and video consultations seemed more futuristic than realistic. The medical aid industry is expected to spearhead innovative solutions to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure that members have safe access to service providers.

The iCanRefer digital platform and iCanScript web application are examples of how Bestmed Medical Scheme is getting it right.

Bestmed’s COVID-19 Statistics

Difficult times have befallen so many people because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are concerned about people who have lost their work, income, and livelihoods we sympathise just as much with those who have contracted the virus and fallen dangerously ill. As a medical scheme Bestmed has tried its best to proactively provide our members with everything that they need to be well equipped to handle this pandemic.

Pimple pandemic: 7 ways to prevent maskne

As if COVID-19 weren’t enough to have to deal with, many have to deal with acne break outs around the nose, cheeks, mouth and chin from wearing face masks. Mask acne and skin irritation, also (un)affectionately known as maskne, is caused by the humid environment, as well as friction that your face mask creates while you’re wearing it.

Reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, which leads to loss of memory and other mental functions. It’s thought to be caused by an abnormal build-up of proteins in and around brain cells, which leads to a decrease in neurotransmitters (chemicals which send messages between brain cells). Different areas of the brain shrink overtime,

Understanding ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder, which is thought to be neurological. Children diagnosed with ADHD often have trouble focusing, and are easily distracted, overly active or talkative (in some cases), impulsive and forgetful. Symptoms often last into adulthood and may interfere with studies, work, household management and relationships.