Exercise: Good for your heart

Exercise is not just great to keep fit, slim down and tone muscles. It’s also good for your heart’s health. An average of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 15 minutes of high-intensity exercise per day, 5 days per week, should help you to save your heart from many health risks. Here’s why exercise is good for your heart…

FAQ: Medical Aid Scheme Members’ COVID-19 Vaccinations

  1. How will it work? Should members register for it and if so, where? Will it be registration at the medical scheme or a national data base?

The National Department of Health (NDoH) will be responsible for the single, centralised procurement of COVID-19 vaccines. Therefore, as it stands, the sourcing and distribution of the vaccine will be a national roll-out project coordinated by the NDoH.

Flu Vaccinations Dispensation

We are approaching the winter season and Bestmed would like to remind you that the annual influenza (flu) vaccine is available to all Bestmed members and dependants, and is funded from the Scheme’s preventative care benefit and not from your available day-to-day benefits or savings.

The vaccines and administration thereof are available from any Bestmed network pharmacy or Bestmed medical centre without a co-payment.

The Bestmed Oncology programme

The Bestmed Oncology programme offers coverage for both Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) and non-PMB cancer diagnoses.

Bestmed has an outstanding Oncology programme with extensive benefits and support to members diagnosed with cancer to optimise their treatment, and to ensure that they have the necessary cover provided by the Scheme during their time of need.

Don’t Be Late to the Pilates

As you know, some of our Bestmed Tempo offerings have gone virtual. Yes, preventative care is an invaluable part of holistic wellbeing. But why Pilates? In fact, what is Pilates?

Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.

4 signs that you need to upgrade your medical aid option for 2021

While medical aid is often one of those things that you get in case things go wrong, when life actually happens you’re  glad that you have it. From everyday sniffles, aches and pains to life changing chronic disease diagnoses or emergencies, you need to ensure that your medical aid cover is always enough to take care of your family’s medical needs.

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.