About SAB Medical Aid
SAB Medical Aid is a closed medical scheme and is only available to employees of South African Breweries, ABI and SABMiller plc Group subsidiaries in South Africa, pensioners and their families. The Scheme aims to provide great benefits to meet its members’ healthcare needs at the most affordable price. In addition to this, we also provide our members with a unique wellness offering, which encourages health awareness and provides peace of mind through preventative care and early detection.
These are Healthcare Providers that have been selected by SAB Medical Aid as the first choice for meeting our members’ healthcare needs. Members are encouraged to use Network Providers for both Prescribed Minimum Benefit conditions and other medical care.
Specialist Designated Service Provider Network
This is a group of specialists with whom we have negotiated, to give you quality healthcare services at specified rates. If you decide to use a specialist who is not on our list and who charges above our tariff rates, you will then be responsible for any additional costs (i.e. the difference between the amount the specialist bills and the Scheme rate. If you use a specialist who is part of this network, you will only be required to pay the 20% co-payment, subject to the applicable limits.
General Practitioner Preferred Provider Network
We have contracted the Discovery Health GP network to provide healthcare services at a specified rate. They will not charge fees above the contracted rate and, if you use a provider who forms part of this network, you will only be required to pay the 20% co-payment, subject to the applicable limits.
Please click here to find a Specialist or GP Network Provider.
If there are no Network Providers within a reasonable distance of your work or home, please contact us on 0860 002 133 for assistance with alternative options.
Pharmacy Network Provider
Medicines should be obtained from the Preferred Provider Pharmacy Network (PPPN) to avoid co-payments. More than 90% of pharmacies in SA form part of our network. To find a Network Pharmacy, please click here
If you are an Essential Option member please use Clicks Direct Medicines to obtain your chronic medicine, to avoid the additional 20% co-payment.
When you visit an optometrist on our Preferred Provider Optometry Network, you can now get a 20% discount on frames and lenses. You may still visit an optometrist who is not on the Network, however, you will then not get the 20% discount. To benefit from the discount, you need to ensure that any optometrist you use is listed on our Optometry Network.
SAB Medical Aid: Change in Administrator
Find out how the recent change in administrator may affect you