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    Care Programmes

    We offer a range of managed care programmes to support our members and help put them on the path to good health. These cover a range of concerns including chronic medicine and diabetes to help you get the best possible care and make your benefits last.

    Disease management

    Disease management

    Available through Integrated Care, this programme supports you through your prescribed treatment to make sure you are getting the best care and doing what you can to get better. A team of health coaches help you to identify the areas you need to improve on, offers you advice on your condition and work together with your doctor to give you the best support possible.

    Back and neck programme

    Back and neck programme

    Back and neck pain is the most common form of pain – often with no treatment options. The back and neck programme helps you manage severe back and neck pain by offering a personalised treatment plan for up to 6 weeks. The plan includes assistance from doctors, physiotherapists and biokineticists. In addition you will also receive a home care plan to maintain your results long-term. The programme is highly effective and low-risk, with an excellent success rate. Bonitas covers the full cost of the programme so it won’t impact your savings or day-to-day benefits.

    Please call us on 0860 002 108 to be referred to your nearest treatment centre. You will need to complete an assessment to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the programme.

    Cancer programme

    Cancer programme

    Being diagnosed with cancer can be devastating. Our cancer programme aims to soften the blow by offering emotional, medical and financial support during this time. The programme puts you first and delivers cost-effective care of the highest quality. We liaise with your doctor on your treatment plan to ensure that it is the most clinically appropriate plan to meet your specific needs. We then match the treatment plan to your benefits to ensure you have the cover you need and can focus on getting better. In addition, we are affiliated with the ICON network of oncology specialists who are committed to delivering affordable cancer treatment options. From an emotional perspective, you and your loved ones have access to a social worker to support you through this trying time.

    Call us 0860 002 108 or email oncology@bonitas.co.za to register on the programme.

    Chronic medicine management

    Chronic medicine management

    This programme ensures that you are covered for the treatment of a list of chronic diseases. It allows you to update your chronic medicine quickly and easily. We work together with the pharmaceutical industry to regulate medicine prices, negotiate dispensing fees and keep track of new medicine available, to make sure that you aren’t paying too much for your money. We can also arrange to have your medicine delivered directly to your doorstep, through Pharmacy Direct, our courier pharmacy.

    Dental wellness programme

    Dental wellness programme

    All Bonitas members are automatically added to the dental wellness programme offered by DENIS. The programme sends you emails related to your specific dental concerns as well as tips and advice to keep your mouth healthy.

    Visit www.denis.co.za for more information.

    Diabetes management programme

    Diabetes management programme

    The Bonitas Diabetes Management programme helps members with diabetes better understand this long-term condition and empowers them to make the right decisions to stay healthy. As most diabetics have at least one other chronic condition, the programme offers a personalised care plan to ensure that your specific needs are taken into account. The care plan will provides cover for the tests required for the management of diabetes as well as your other chronic conditions. It offers access to specialised diabetes doctors, dieticians, podiatrists and diabetic educators to allow you to effectively manage your diabetes. In addition, you will have access to a dedicated Health Coach to answer any questions you may have.

    Call us 0860 002 108 or send an email to diabeticcare@bonitas.co.za to register on this programme.

    Hip and knee replacement programme

    Hip and knee replacement programme

    This programme specialises in performing hip and knee replacements through Improved Clinical Pathway Services (ICPS). It is based on the latest international standardised clinical care pathways to ensure you get the best possible care. The programme uses a multidisciplinary team, dedicated to assist with rapid and successful recovery to keep you as comfortable as possible during the healing period.

    Please visit www.icpservices.co.za to learn more about the programme.

    HIV/AIDS programme

    HIV/AIDS programme

    The HIV/AIDS programme caters to the needs of members with HIV/AIDS and provides them with appropriate treatment and tools to live a normal life. The programme allows you to stretch your benefits as far as possible and helps you manage your condition in the most clinically-proven way, while offering you the emotional support you need.

    It covers:

    • Medicine to treat HIV (including drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission and infection after sexual assault or needle-stick injury)
    • Treatment and prevention opportunistic infections such as pneumonia, TB and flu
    • Regular bloods tests to monitor disease progression, response to therapy and to detect possible side-effects of treatment
    • HIV-related consultations to visit your doctor to monitor your clinical status
    • Ongoing patient support via a team of trained and experienced counsellors
    • Clinical guidelines and telephonic support from doctors
    • Help in finding a registered counsellor for face-to-face emotional support

    Call us on 0860 100 646 or email afa@afadm.co.za to request an application form to join the programme.