Child Health Month

Child Health

We all want to be the best parents we can be for our children. Every parent has the desire to see their child thrive. Access to quality healthcare plays a fundamental role for children to reach their full development potential.

Whether you are a first time parent or growing your family, there is a lot to consider when prioritising your child’s well-being. Children’s health includes the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of children from before they are born until they are well into their teenage years.

Preferably, you would opt for a comprehensive plan that could cover unforeseen accidents, day to day benefits, GP and paediatric visits, medications as well as basic dentistry and optometry. The advantages of having a comprehensive medical plan are to ensure that the scheme values your child’s well-being in terms of preventative and routine check-up benefits.

It is paramount to register your child as a dependent on your medical plan in order to access professional paediatric care as well as benefits that support your child’s health, nutritional and physical wellbeing. Monitoring how your child is growing, deciding on vaccinations and the overall health and wellness of your child does not have to be a stressful process when you have the support of programmes developed by professional paediatric specialists. 

Every main member has the option to register dependents, such as your children, who will also be beneficiaries of your scheme. Children under the age of 21 most times qualify to become a dependent and on some options and schemes, beneficiaries pay a reduced rate.

To make the best choices for your child’s health, speak to your medical aid broker who can advise you on benefits that would best suit your family’s needs. Glopin Healthcare brokers will consider your family health history, individual medical needs alongside budgets.

Glopin Healthcare Consultants has partnered with most major medical aid schemes and has access to their systems which allows us to guide, educate and protect our clients in an independent and unbiased analysis of each medical aid to inform wise healthcare choices your family.