Healthy Body | Essential Med

By: Essentialmed  11-11-2011

National Obesity Week (15 – 19 October) aims to encourage South Africans to maintain a healthy body weight. But what is the ideal weight?

Balancing deadlines, bills, traffic and difficult co-workers or customers is all in day’s work. No wonder you feel stressed out at the end of the day! Fortunately stress can be managed and it starts simply by getting off the couch.

Feeling a hard-pressed to part with those oversized jerseys? Since we can’t hide the effect of winter couch-sitting sessions forever, here are some fun ways to shape up for summer…

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Product info | Essential Med

All that is needed for hospital pre-authorisation and the payment of a stated benefit to cover in-hospital expenses irrespective of procedure, consultation or service is your Essential Med card and. All that is needed for free consultation and medication from any of these Care Cross healthcare professionals is your Essential Med card and.


Policies | Essential Med

Our Basic policy option is ideal for a healthy, active individual or family that is looking for reliable, qualitative day-to-day healthcare benefits and hospitalisation cover in the event of an accident or emergency as well as insurance benefits in the case of permanent disability or death.


Procedures | Essential Med

There is no waiting period for the following hospital cover benefits: Accident hospitalisation, Emergency room or casualty visits, Permanent disability benefit, Death benefit. For most of our day-to-day benefits the waiting period is only 30 days, the only exception is for optometry, which has a waiting period of 12 months.


Healthy Life | Essential Med

It’s a horrible thought but according to the Cancer Association of South Africa , it’s reality with one in every 29 South African women. There are few more complex industries than the healthcare industry and the financial services industry. It could be your mother, sister, wife, cousin, best friend or girlfriend… it could be you. Now imagine one is diagnosed with breast cancer.