Pharos Medical Aid Assigns Each Patient a Professional Nurse

Pharos Medical Aid has been in the industry since 1994 and is focused on maintaining and breaking ground with solutions to your healthcare.

What makes Pharos unique?

As a member of this medical aid, you are assigned a Registered Professional Nurse who will assist you in controlling your own health and payment for your medical treatments. This means that you receive specific attention from a professional regarding your medical and healthcare needs.

Pharos is an affordable medical aid by providing you options according to what you earn. If your income is less than R7 500 your fees could be reduced by 50 percent. Large discounts are given to children who are younger than one year old. There are also free management programmes available for your health.

Pharos has seven different plans from which to choose:


Methcare is a medical scheme with hospitalisation, emergency transport and day-to-day medical expenses. Some of the benefits for which you paid will be reimbursed by 80 percent.

Footprint Comprehensive

Footprint Comprehensive is an ideal plan for young individuals who are becoming a member of a medical aid for the first time. It is affordable and offers you choices. Included in this plan is a variety of benefits when you are hospitalised, such as renal dialysis, maternity, and spinal surgery. This plan also covers medication for chronic conditions.

Paladin Comprehensive

Paladin Comprehensive is a scheme in the middle of the range. It has a hospital plan that gives you Pharos Medical Aidunlimited cover when hospitalised, including but not limited to CT scans, MRI scans, trauma treatment, oncology and psychiatry. It also covers your mediation for chronic illnesses and certain day-to-day medical expenses.

Rainbow Comprehensive

Rainbow Comprehensive is the plan with the most extensive cover and ideal for members who need continued medical and healthcare treatments and medication. Included in this plan is unlimited cover when you are hospitalised, and you can choose the hospital to which you want to be admitted. Your medicine and treatment for chronic diseases also have unlimited cover, and your day-to-day medical treatment expenses at private medical professionals are also covered.

Active Saver

Active Saver offers unlimited cover when you are hospitalised. Flu vaccines, contraception and other preventative care are included in this plan. General maternity, immunisation for your baby, sports injury treatment and day-to-day medical treatment is covered.

Rainbow Plus

Rainbow Plus is a medical aid scheme that gives you unlimited cover. The day-to-day medical care is very extensive and the funds are provided from a savings account. This gives you management control of your medical expenses.

Footprint Primary

Footprint Primary is the ideal option for the beginner that provides a hospital plan, cover for medicines for your chronic diagnosed illness, and unlimited benefits annually.

Pharos medical aid takes their claim of caring for your health and that you should take care of your body, a step further by offering incentives with the Pharadigm Lifestyle Enhancement Program.

The three main objects are to help you in staying healthy, caring for you when you are sick, and rewarding you when you behave responsibly with your healthcare.