Home > Medical schemes > General info General info 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 » Bestmed Press Office 20 quick facts on medical schemes in SA Many medical scheme members are baffled by scheme rules and regulations. Here are 20 quick facts on medical schemes in South Africa which might answer some of your questions. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Your GP can save you money People often go straight to a specialist, but visiting your GP first can save you money and provide you with the same health outcomes. Schemes: the good, the bad, and the ugly Last week we asked our users to write to us about their experiences with their medical schemes. As can be expected, what we got was the good, the bad and the ugly. When the gap becomes a chasm Gap cover essential as medical schemes move to manage spiralling healthcare costs and specialists capitalise on lack of cost regulation. 25 conditions your scheme must cover Here's more about the Prescribed Minimum Benefits for which your scheme has to cover you. Is your GP contracted in? If GPs are contracted in to a medical scheme network, they might be pressurised to recommend cheaper treatment options and medications, say SA health bodies. Fraud in SA healthcare system Medical fraud costs in SA are estimated to be between R3 billion and R15 billion. “ Latest comment on Health24 Fourhundredkg Bobbejaan says... What use is an unloaded gun locked in a safe? The best place for it is loaded and up the left nostril of an intruder! 21 dangerous things people do ” Medical scheme dependants: who qualifies? If you're a member of a medical scheme, who exactly can you register as a dependant? 10 facts on the self-payment gap Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. NHI: economic suicide for doctors? Is it fair to expect private doctors who treat NHI patients to be paid less for a consultation? The South African Medical Association thinks it's economic suicide. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life. Live healthier Grief » Phases of grief Culture and grief Grieving in holidays How do you deal with grief? There is no right way of coping with death. The way a person grieves depends on the personality of that person and the relationship with the person who has died. Weight loss » Healthy snacking Weight and heart Texting and weight 10 tips to lose weight Need to shed some weight? Get rid of those extra kilos for good with these 10 expert weight loss tips, compiled by Health24's DietDoc, Dr Ingrid van Heerden.