Independent Practitioners Association Foundation


The mission of Bestmed is to operate a non-profit mutual medical scheme in terms of the Act, in a financially responsible manner, so as to give its members cover for their healthcare expenses by:

Using members’ contributions and other income effectively and wisely

Operating and administrating one or more benefit options and/or schemes

Striving for a balanced growth in membership

Rendering healthcare services

Negotiating with providers of service for the supply of high quality, cost-effective services

Core values of strategic decision makers

In the execution of its Mission, Bestmed will pursue the interests of its members and participating employers

by managing the affairs of the Scheme effectively on an innovative, ethical and moral basis;

by maintaining good relations with all interest groups;

in accordance with accepted commercial practices and economic norms; and

by using expert and motivated employees and appropriate technology.