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Screening Benefits

At Fedhealth we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure. That’s why we pay for women’s-, children’s-, cardiac-, over 50s-, and general health risk assessments and screenings from the core benefit bundle (Risk), depending on your option.

 

Our screening benefit was created to stretch day-to-day benefits by paying even more from the core benefit bundle as well as protect you at every life stage. The Scheme pays for screenings for women’s, children’s, cardiac, as well as general health (like an annual flu vaccine). And on our comprehensive options, this benefit even includes screening and preventative programmes for older members.

 

Here’s what the benefit covers:

 

WOMEN’S HEALTH

We cover pap smears (for cervical cancer screening) for those aged 21- 65 years – with a limit of one pap smear every three years. myFED members do not receive this screening benefit.

 

MEN’S HEALTH

For male beneficiaries aged 45 – 69, the Scheme pays for the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening test every year. This applies to ALL options.

 

CHILDREN’S HEALTH

For beneficiaries up to 12 years old, every aspect of child immunisation is paid by the Scheme, resulting in a considerable amount of day-to-day savings. This applies to ALL options (with the exception of myFED).

 

Download the PDF to read which immunisations are covered.

 

CARDIAC HEALTH

For beneficiaries aged 20 and older, Fedhealth pays for a full lipogram conducted by a pathology lab. This is not a pharmacy-based screening involving a simple finger prick test, but a comprehensive lipogram offered to members by pathology professionals. Cholesterol screening is offered on all options (excluding myFED) – with a limit of one lipogram every five years.

 

OVER 45s

Bone Densitometry

For female beneficiaries aged 65 and older and men aged 70 and older, the Scheme pays for one Bone Densitometry screening every two years on maxima PLUS and maxima EXEC only.

Breast cancer screening with mammography

We cover mammograms (breast cancer screening) for all beneficiaries aged 45 and older, giving you one mammogram every three years.  

Colorectal Cancer Screening – Faecal Occult Blood Test

For all beneficiaries aged 50-75, Colorectal Cancer Screening is also covered by the Scheme every year on all options except myFED.

Pneumococcal Immunisation

For beneficiaries aged 65 and older, this benefit covers the cost of one Pneumococcal Immunisation per lifetime. The benefit applies to all plans except myFED.

 

GENERAL HEALTH

Flu vaccinations: The Scheme pays for an annual flu vaccine from Risk for all beneficiaries on all options.

 

You don’t need any pre-authorisation for the screening benefit, so you can get it done and claim back from us later. This benefit was created with you in mind, and the benefits and savings are truly significant.

 

To read more on the screening benefit, download the full document.