Oxygen Medical Aid
In October 2010 Oxygen Medical Aid merged with Medshield
Scheme, who has been in business since 1968. The result was the fourth largest medical aid scheme in South
The giant, new medical aid provides cover for medical
treatment for young people, the healthy, single people, you families, as wells for the older people who need
chronic medication. The plan includes hospital cover and day-to-day benefits. When looking for an affordable
medical aid you should get a quotation from Oxygen or Medshield.
The special benefits for you, adds value and are included in
- Emergency Services – There is 24/7
access to the emergency services for you and your family. This includes emergency assistance per
- Management Programs - The value added
aids are available to all members. These programs include Aid for Aids, Chronic Medicine Management, Oncology
Disease Program, Hospital Management, and Independent Clinical Oncology Network.
- Fast Claims - All claims are attended
to within a day and they promise a maximum delay of 14-second before calls are answered.
- Chronic Illnesses - Medical Services
Organisation Member Care supports caring for and handling of specific chronic illnesses such as asthma,
diabetes, and heart disease.
- Pharmacies – There is a network of
pharmacies where you can fill your prescription or buy medicine off the counter.
- Medshield Wellness – This benefit
offers various tests safeguarding you by helping you find possible illnessesthat can be treated at an early
stage, or to prevent it completely illnesses from occurring.
There are a different medical aid schemes to choose
The Core Plus is based on an old Oxygen medical aid plan, and
is perfect for the healthy, fit, and the young who don’t often visit the dentist, the general practitioner, or the
optometrist. The hospital plan covers emergency hospitalisation. Medical expenses due to the emergency are covered
up to 200% above the medical aid tariff. There are 27 chronic conditions that are covered by this medical scheme.
Twelve maternity consultations out of the hospital are paid. This is not a hospital cash plan.
The Essential Plan is for the young and healthy group who
needs an affordable medical aid. This plan has a hospital plan that covers the basics. The MediValue Plan gives you
the option to upgrade hospitalisation. Themedical aid cover out of the hospital is limited.
The Mediplus Option Plan has unlimited cover for
hospitalisation, and it covers 32 chronic illness on the Prescribed Minimum Benefits list. Complementing the
hospital plan is the savings plan which is self-managed.
The Standard Plan has a wide-ranged hospitalisation plan and
it also covers major medical treatments. Chronic medicine is restricted. Part of the plan is the savings account
for the day-to-day medical treatment costs.
One of the reasons why Oxygen medical aid is an affordable medical aid is
because with all the plans, you only have to pay for the first child, making it the perfect medical aid for a large
family. Remember that Oxygen now falls under the Medshield banner.