South Africa’s only medical aid scheme dedicated to professionals
Profmed’s vision is to address the healthcare needs of South Africa’s professionals. This is achieved through the tailored and comprehensive design of benefits that suit the specific requirements of professionals.
With over 60 years’ experience, Profmed is one of the longest established medical schemes in South Africa but we are as relevant today as we were 60 years ago. Through innovation, we continue to meet the changing professional landscape in South Africa, ensuring that the needs of our members are met as they move from graduates to established professionals and into their retirement years. We understand this journey and support our members each step of the way.
As a restricted medical aid scheme, Profmed is open to all professionals who have a tertiary qualification and relevant professional experience.
Profmed’s uncomplicated benefit design, coupled with excellent service, attention to detail and affordable rates ensures that we are there to support our members when they need us most.
Profmed. the intelligent choice, for intelligent members, who expect intelligent benefits.
We are committed to transparency in our dealings with our members, our colleagues and stakeholders.
We have earned and will not abuse our trust position with our members, stakeholders or each other.
We will not compromise on the quality of our benefits, our processes and our service.
We will treat every individual with respect and dignity and without prejudice, regardless of race, colour, creed, religion or station in life.
We will own our actions and acknowledge our individual responsibility and accountability.
Advantages of Being a Profmed Member
No co-payments or deposits on admission to hospital
Sabbatical benefit for professionals who want to explore their dreams overseas
A selection of benefit options to cater for your changing life stages
Quality and affordable medical cover
Medical cover tailored to suit the lifestyle of professionals
Managed by Professionals, for professionals
Profmed Baby programme
Cover in the SADC region
International travel medical assistance
Cover for leisure adventure sport
International SOS provides emergency medical assistance to Profmed members who reside in South Africa while they are travelling internationally, as well as members who reside in the SADC Region when travelling outside of the borders of their country of residence.
Lifesense is Profmed’s designated service provider for the Trauma and HIV Assistance Programme. They provide 24-hour counselling to Profmed members who have experienced trauma, and access to HIV post-exposure prophylaxis and counselling.
MediKredit is Profmed’s pharmacy benefit manager. They manage the acute and chronic medication benefits and benefits in terms of the PMB conditions. Chronic medication and conditions are authorised by MediKredit.
Multiply Wellness and Rewards Programme
The Multiply Wellness and Rewards Programme provides incentives for healthy living. Members who achieve certain targets receive awards and further incentives.
PPS Healthcare Administrators (Pty) Ltd (PPSHA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PPS. They provide administration services to Profmed, including claims processing, contribution management, pre-authorisation and call centre services.
The Professional Providence Society (PPS) is a financial services company and is the parent company of Profmed’s Administrator, PPSHA. PPS focuses exclusively on graduate professionals, and provides synergistic opportunities in the interests of Profmed members.