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 » Medshield Don't let medical aid schemes bamboozle you Medical schemes have no right to deny you access to the 270 conditions covered as part of the Prescribed Minimum Benefits, says the SA National Consumer Union. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery SA's most valuable healthcare brand The state of healthcare in South Africa is often described as being in the ICU, but one service provider has come out with a spanking clean bill of health. Slash your medical costs If your medical costs are bleeding you dry, you are by no means alone. Healthcare is expensive - here's how to cut those costs. Beware of medical insurance scams The Minister of Health has said that most medical insurance schemes encourage collusion between patients and doctors, unnecessarily extending hospital stays in order to cash in. 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? Are medical schemes a rip-off? Many people often bemoan the fact that medical scheme payments are a grudge purchase. They spend this money every month yet have nothing to show for it. 21 ways to cut your medical costs Money's tight for everyone - whether you have a medical scheme, a hospital plan, or nothing. Here's how to get the necessary treatment without breaking the bank. 20 claims schemes don’t have to pay for You may be lucky and have a medical scheme that covers just about anything. If you do, let the rest of us know, so we can join too! 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? 10 tips on choosing a medical scheme It's not easy choosing the right medical scheme for yourself and your family. Here are ten tips to help you choose. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.