Umvuzo Health is a restricted scheme that was registered with the Council of Medical Schemes on 1 July 2004. Umvuzo is only available to groups of employers and their respective employees within specific industries and sectors.

Umvuzo, the Zulu word for reward, remains at the heart of our company philosophy.


With living costs in general — and healthcare costs in particular — escalating continually, Umvuzo Health’s main objective is to reward its loyal, hard-working members. Umvuzo does this by offering them an affordable, yet reliable, medical aid with the added benefit of private hospital care.

Recent news

Heart awareness is one of the many points in the national health agenda in our country in the month of September. Heart disease continues to be on the rise, and remains the number one killer in South Africa.  Read more

A good question

The Medical Schemes Act makes provision for claims for services rendered to be submitted within four months of the service date.


"To the lady who ultimately served me… her name: Modiehi Ramathesele. This lady was helpful, friendly, empathetic, patient, resourceful, displayed knowledge of her job and how to treat a customer. I would be very happy if she can be well remunerated / commended / acknowledged for her outstanding, good customer service by your company…should this not be possible, please do let me know if I can send this customer service champion my much appreciated gift for her good spirit. Congratulations to Modiehi Ramathesele… and thank you for assisting me. "

Moses Mhlongo

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