Home > Medical schemes > Choosing a medical scheme Choosing a medical scheme All sections in Medical Schemes » About Medical Schemes » General Info » Choosing a Medical Scheme » Dictionary of Terms » FAQs » Medical Scheme News » PMB and Chronic Disease » Medihelp Press Office » Momentum Health Press Office » Selfmed Press Office 10 tips on choosing a medical scheme Unless you belong to a closed medical scheme through your work, you will have to make some difficult choices when choosing the right medical aid for yourself and your family. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Dread Disease Cover Medical aid is one insurance most of us see the benefits of quite early on. Over the course of time, most people will have reason to be grateful for their medical funds. Weigh up your medical cover Now’s the time to weigh up your medical cover, consider your stage of life, your state of health and the state of your pocket and choose the right medical scheme for you. Honesty and your medical history When you want to join a new medical scheme, you have to fill in a detailed medical history. So how much do you tell? And can they suspend you medical aid membership? Medical schemes - the basics A medical scheme helps you to pay for your healthcare needs, such as nursing, surgery, dental work, medicine and hospital accommodation. 10 reasons to have a medical scheme Medical schemes and hospital plans are expensive, but it might be even more expensive not having one. Here are ten reasons why you should have a medical aid in South Africa. “ Latest comment on Health24 Duncan Jordan says... Unfortunately no mention is made of how many of the practitioners currently working on ambulances and response vehicles are due to short courses. Why not report on the fact that... Short paramedic courses under fire ” 3 good reasons to join a medical scheme Joining a medical scheme is your ticket to being able to make choices about the healthcare you need, in both a day-to-day sense and in emergencies. Know your family medical history Many people have a personal or family history of certain diseases and wonder how this will affect their future health risks – or that of their family members. Hospital plan vs. medical scheme Your medical scheme membership fees have gone up again. Is it worth it, or should you rather think of taking out a hospital plan? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Superior comfort and support Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.