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Welcome to ECIPA Healthcare
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ECIPA Healthcare is a Managed Care Organisation registered with the Council for Medical Schemes since 1996 with a focus on providing quality healthcare-delivery solutions offered under various registered Medical Schemes.

It’s Medical Service-providers are largely members of the East-Cape Independent Practitioners Association (ECIPA -GP's), practising mainly in the lower income areas of Port Elizabeth, together with allied Specialist , Nursing, Dental, Optometry and other practitioners, as well as hospitals and related facilities.

In the interests of, and with, Medical Scheme members (patients), we pursue value-adding partnerships, based on co-responsibility, in meeting the healthcare needs of our patients.

ECIPA Healthcare offers a wide range of benefits to cater for your healthcare needs with our ' Best Care at Best-Cost' philosophy and systems, we are able to offer our patients the best of both worlds: Healthcare Excellence at an affordable rate.

With ECIPA Healthcare’s innovative and holistic approach you will know that your health is in good hands


The ECIPA Healthcare Option is currently available under the Medimed and Medihelp medical schemes in the Nelson Mandela Metropole.


So why should you choose an ECIPA Healthcare option?


1) A track-record of providing Healthcare for thousands of patients since 1996.
2) Peace of mind - benefits to cover your and your family's healthcare needs for the full year.
3) Complete care-coordination by your chosen family doctor.
4) Hospital and out of hospital medical care covered at specified rates.
5) Emergency cover and out-of-town benefits.
6) 2nd-opinion benefit from any ECIPA Healthcare family doctor.
7) No co-payments on medications listed on the ECIPA Quality Medicines formulary.
8) Full-year cover for defined Chronic Medical Conditions.
9) Competitive benefits for your Optometry & Dental needs.
10) Contracted with Occmed, a managed care administrator to handle your queries.
11) Quality and comprehensive benefits at competitive rates.


How your business benefits from ECIPA Healthcare options?


1) Competitive premiums, superior and comprehensive benefits for your workforce.

2) Predictable healthcare costs with single digit inflation-linked increase per year.

3) Wellness-and Prevention-focused , thus enhancing work-force productivity.

4) Our local presence means accessible, personalised corporate service and speedy issue-resolution.