Give your loved ones the best possible start with our baby and child care benefits.
This includes rich maternity cover, additional benefits for paediatric consultations, access to our 24/7 baby advice line, Babyline, and a beautiful baby bag for expectant mothers.
Maternity and Child Care Benefits
Having children is expensive. That’s why we pay for your maternity benefits in addition to your savings and day-to-day benefits so you can focus on the things that really matter.
We cover the following:
- Pregnancy consultations with a gynaecologist, GP or midwife
- Postnatal consultations with a midwife
- 2D ultrasounds
- Antenatal classes
Your delivery will be covered from your hospital benefit.
But we don’t stop there, we help you keep your kids healthy too. We offer a separate benefit for consultations with a paediatrician for children under 2 as well as additional GP consultations for children under 12.
Babyline is the first dedicated baby advice line in South Africa. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The service is run by paediatric trained nurses who assist with any queries related to your little one’s health and wellness. The benefit is available on all Bonitas plans, for children under 3 years.
Babyline offers the following services:
- Home care advice
- Clinic/Primary Care/GP referral for the same day
- Clinic/Primary Care/GP referral for the next day
- After-hours care within the next 6 hours
- Immediate referral to ER.
Please note: Babyline is a general paediatric health advice and does not provide diagnosis or prescription. If you feel your child requires urgent medical attention please take your child to the nearest healthcare facility.
Simply call 0860 999 121 and you will be put through to a paediatric trained registered nurse. Please have your Bonitas membership number on hand when you call. The nurse will ask a series of questions depending on the concern raised by the parent/caregiver.
Thereafter, the parent/caregiver will be given professional advice on what to do next and whether the symptoms are urgent enough to visit the ER or maybe their doctor or specialist. If necessary, the nurse will advise on the most appropriate healthcare provider to see the child.
Bonitas Baby Bag
We give all pregnant members a beautiful baby bag packed, filled with a range of useful goodies you’ll need once your baby makes their arrival. It’s our way of saying congratulations!
All members who are pregnant can receive the bag by registering for it. Simply call us on 0860 002 108 after the 24th week of your pregnancy to register. You will need to answer a series of questions relating to your pregnancy and delivery date.
Please note: We require an authorisation number before registering for the Bonitas baby bag. Authorisation can be obtained by contacting the call centre on 0860 002 108.