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Essential Med Medical Aid


Essential Med Medical Aid

Essential Med, established in 2005, offers a variety of value for money healthcare insurance options…



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Essential Med Medical Aid

Essential Med, established in 2005, offers a variety of value for money healthcare insurance options based on the unique needs of your family. Essential Med empowers its clients with information and advice on health-related issues and product information on medical insurance and cover. Essential Med prides themselves on fresh thinking, agile service delivery, open communication and personal service.

Essential Med Products

Day to Day Cover:

Essential Med takes care of out of hospital medial requirements with their network of over 3000 health practitioners nationwide. This includes colds, flu, tummy bugs, allergies, routine health checks and more. This cover also covers basic dentistry, including dentist consultations and procedures. It includes cover for consultations, cleaning, pain control, fillings and extractions. The day to day cover also includes an eye test per beneficiary and free lenses and frames every 24 months. This cover provides radiology of black and white X-rays from their list of registered doctors. Essential Med also makes provision for two growth sonars if requested by network-registered doctors during each pregnancy and maturity check up. Prescribed and acute medication linked to the network registered doctor’s consultation is included. Balance Plus policy makes provision for 1-day procedure per family per annum as well.

Hospital Cover:

The Hospital Cover from Essential Med protects you and your loved ones against unexpected medical costs arising from hospitalisation by providing you with a daily cash benefit for every day spent in hospital in the event of an accident. This covers both medical and health emergencies. This cover provides access to private hospitals at affordable rates. This is more of a pre-paid preventative healthcare insurance service than a medical aid scheme.

Comprehensive Cover:

Essential Med offers comprehensive cover for you and your loved ones. This includes day to day cover, a basic hospital plan, a balance hospital plan including dread disease cover, death benefit, casualty ward and more. Furthermore, the plan offers a boost hospital plan with extra added benefits.

55 Plus Cover:

Essential Med offers both day to day and hospital cover for those over the age of 55. This specialized product offers doctors visits, dentistry, glasses, illness hospitalisation and a death benefit for your loved ones if you pass.

Student Protector:

Essential Med Student Protector helps you pay for medical bills so that you can focus on your studies. This product gives you up to 5 GP visits per year, medication, tooth polishing and cleaning and hospital cover for illness and motor vehicle accidents.

Essential Junior:

This cover is for your child only. It provides medical cover for children from 6 to 18 years old. It gives your child access to doctors, dentists, X-rays, blood tests, hospital cover for illness, accidents, medication, and more. Also, included are emergency medical services for you as well as your child.

Essential Med also offers group cover with a wide range of benefits.


Essential Med contact details:

Address: Olive Grove Estate,
Ou Paardevlei Road,
Firgrove Rural, Cape Town 7130

Tel: 0861 70 70 70
Email: [email protected]

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