2 minute read
13 Sep 2021
1:45 pm

Daughter gifts GP consults to family isolating for Covid-19


The NetcarePlus prepaid GP vouchers is the perfect solution for individuals who don't have medical aid.

We can’t always be physically close to the people in our lives, especially given the risks of infection in the Covid-19 pandemic. When several family members tested positive for Covid-19 recently, the isolation rules prevented a caring and worried daughter from visiting her family.

A practical gift of prepaid doctor’s appointments provided reassurance to ensure her family had access to private medical care when they needed it – in this case, through virtual consultations in the comfort of their home.

“My sister was very concerned about us especially since she could not come to support us in person because we were isolating. She decided to purchase the NetcarePlus prepaid GP vouchers so that each affected member of our family could consult a medical professional safely from home,” Deshni Subbiah says.

The NetcarePlus brand, an innovative products division within the Netcare Group, has introduced pioneering products to enable individuals and employers to purchase healthcare and insurance services as and when required, either for themselves or someone else. These products can serve as standalone options for those who are uninsured or as a practical add-on to existing cover.

Arranging a prepaid doctor’s consultation is simple, even if purchasing it for someone on the other side of the country. For as little as R290 for a virtual doctor’s consultation, R350 for an in-person consultation or R430 for a GP consultation plus medicine, these and other competitively priced products can be purchased conveniently online.

Valid for up to three years, the prepaid vouchers, in the form of an SMS containing a unique code, are redeemable for appointments with General Practitioners on the NetcarePlus network. The vouchers are easy to use and can also be given to another person with the voucher code sent via SMS.

Subbiah says that, fortunately, her family members have since recovered. It was reassuring to have the doctor’s appointments already paid for and ready to use during this most stressful time. “It was very simple to use and an excellent service.”

In addition to providing for such day-to-day health needs, NetcarePlus also recently introduced emergency cover to ensure quality assistance and private medical care in the event of an accident or trauma. This can provide an affordable and comforting solution for oneself, family members or employees.

Underwritten by Hollard, NetcarePlus Accident and Trauma Cover provides a range of private quality services for those difficult times, including access to unlimited in-hospital treatment for up to 90 days and related medical services like pathology and radiology, as well as Netcare 911 transportation to a network hospital and stabilisation at the scene.

The cover also includes daily cash payments if the accident or trauma results in the person being hospitalised for two days or more to help pay for any non-medical expenses that may arise, as well as 24-hour trauma counselling services.

For more information on the convenient and affordable options available to add value to your complete healthcare experience, view our products here.