Established in 1968, Medshield Medical Aid has vast experience in the health care sector in South Africa. With over 120 000 principal members and a total beneficiary base of 250 000, it is currently the fourth largest medial aid scheme in the country.

A Global Credit Rating of AA- and an impressive solvency ratio of over 40% - which is way above the regulated benchmark - guarantees a financially solid medical aid which has a proven ability to pay all claims quickly and in full.

Who should use this provider?

Enjoy a comprehensive array of products offering a range of benefits which cater for all age and income groups. Whether you’re an active, single person with no financial constraints, a growing family where cost effective medical aid is the primary concern, or an elderly retiree who suffers from a chronic condition, this medical scheme has a product suited to your healthcare needs.

Medshield Medical Aid Special Benefits

  • All members have free access to the Aid for Aids programme.
  • A Chronic Medication Management Programme authorises payment of high quality, cost effective medicine from the member’s chronic medicine benefit.
  • A Disease Management Programme supports the management of chronic diseases including diabetes, coronary heart disease and asthma.
  • Members and families have access to free emergency services.
  • An Oncology Disease Programme manages a treatment plan for cancer patients.


Designed for customers who require comprehensive hospital cover and offers unlimited in-hospital benefits at a network of hospitals, appealing maternity benefits, basic dentistry, cover for specialists,GP's surgical procedures and optical visits  paid by the scheme.
This option offers descent day-to day cover as well as hospitalization!


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The perfect product for middle income families with high day-to-day medical costs and includes an: unlimited overall annual for in hospital cover at a network of  hospitals,maternity consultations, dentistry & offers descent cover for: GP and optometry visits.


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Provides generous limited annual hospital cover, essential day-to-day benefits, attractive maternity benefits and cover for 26 PMB chronic conditions and is ideal for single, healthy individuals.


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Premium Plus

This option is suitable for members that require descent savings amounts for out of hospital benefits and covers members at a network of excellent private hospitals at 200% of the scheme's rate.

A separate maternity benefit is provided and there's a chronic benefit for: 26 PMB conditions.


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