The Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) is the largest restricted medical scheme in South Africa and the second largest medical scheme overall, boasting over 800,000 principal members and more than two million beneficiaries. Established in 2005, GEMS opened it’s doors to qualifying Public Service employees in 2006, and has since gained valuable experience to become a leader in the South African healthcare industry, setting a standard of excellence to be emulated.
In a collective effort to ensure the wellbeing of it’s members and stakeholders, GEMS offers six comprehensive healthcare benefit options: Tanzanite One, Beryl, Ruby, Emerald Value, Emerald, and Onyx. All of these options are designed to provide public service employees and their families with the best possible medical care at the most affordable rate.
Our vision is to become an excellent, sustainable, and efficient medical scheme that drives transformation in the healthcare industry, aligned with the principles of Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC).
To get in contact with us you can call our call center on 0860 00 4367 or visit our website at www.gems.gov.za.