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.

Why Profmed?

We are one of the most trusted medical aids by professionals in South Africa.

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Our Values

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

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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

Benefit Highlights

Tums2Tots Baby & Toddler Programme

Cover in the SADC region

International travel medical assistance

Cover for leisure adventure sport

Profmed Partners

International SOS
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.
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Lifesense is Profmed’s designated service provider for the Trauma, and HIV Assistance Programme. LifeSense is also the Scheme’s designed service provider for our WHISPA programme which provides support for victims of Gender Based Violence.
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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.
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Netcare 911
Netcare 911 provides emergency medical transport to Profmed members within South Africa.
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Opticlear manages Profmed’s optical benefit.
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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.
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The Professional Provident 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.
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