Employee wellness

Our modern day existence is often characterised by high stress levels, less than ideal nutrition and too little exercise, which have led to an increase in the incidence of lifestyle diseases. Many of these illnesses can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, or can be managed successfully if they are diagnosed early. Millions of people, however still die every year as a result of lifestyle diseases.

Over and above the devastating emotional, social and financial impact that the serious illness or death of a loved one and breadwinner can have on his or her family, illness and death of employees also negatively impact companies and the economy at large.

Medicross, through our Prime Cure Wellness division, has developed employee health and wellness programmes and plans that not only serve the needs of employees but also provide employers with tangible benefits.

Medicross and Prime Cure Wellness have extensive experience in the provision of primary healthcare and disease management services, as well as an established infrastructure and geographic network of service providers across all South Africa’s provinces.

Investing in the health of employees has a direct and positive effect on a company’s bottom line.

Workplace wellness programmes

Companies that have implemented Prime Cure Wellness’ workplace wellness programmes have recorded tangible benefits, underscoring the fact that investing in the health of employees has a direct and positive effect on a company’s bottom line.

Components of Prime Cure Wellness’ workplace wellness programmes

*KAPB (knowledge, attitude, practices and behaviour)

**LAPB (learnt knowledge, attitude, practices and behaviour)

***HRA (health and lifestyle risk assessment)

Taking health and wellness seriously is everyone’s business.

Assessment phase
  • Situational analysis
  • KAPB* survey
  • Prevalence study
  • Actuarial study
Planning phase
  • HIV policy development or review
  • Strategic planning & project development Strategic planning & project development
Implementation phase
  • HIV training & awareness programme
  • Communication programme
  • HRA*** inclusive of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT)
  • HIV disease management programme
Monitoring, evaluation & reporting phase
  • Post-intervention LAPB **& prevalence survey to determine return on investment & way forward

Thlakano wellness offering

Gathering all employer requirements in one synergistic offering

Prime Cure’s Thlakano wellness offering provides a comprehensive and integrated service combining occupational health and employee wellness with the delivery of primary healthcare in an affordable and quality-driven tailor made package. It enables employers to provide their employees with access to healthcare in a predetermined scope of service, which is rendered by a national network of healthcare providers.

The Thlakano offering serves the health and wellness needs of employees by offering them benefits for primary healthcare services and HIV/Aids management, without co-payments or levies, through a national network of healthcare providers or via an on-site wellness clinic.

  • compliance with occupational health legislation and regulations;
  • reduced employee absenteeism;
  • mitigation of occupational health risks
  • improved workforce health and wellness leading to an increase in productivity; and
  • cost containment in a sustainable model.

Thlakano comprehensive wellness offering

Primary healthcare

GP visits

Acute medication

Chronic medication

Self-medication (Over the counter medication)


Basic radiology

Basic dentistry


24-hour medical advice

Occupational healthcare

Health risk assessment

Development of a medical surveillances plan

HIV/Aids management

HIV counselling and testing (HCT)

Post -exposure prophylaxis (PEP)

Anti-retroviral medication (ARVs)

Nutritional supplements

Pathology testing

Education, counselling and support

Treatment compliance monitoring

Components of Prime Cure Wellness’ employee wellness programmes

Telephonic counselling

Telephonic counselling, advice, queries, assessment and referrals 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Telephonic life management services

Include health, legal and financial advice.

Managerial referrals
Face-to-face counselling

Psycho-social, trauma and health advice services (bio & diet’s).

Online wellness programme

Ask an expert, intranet messages, e-newsletter.

Trauma management

On-site group defusing for trauma incidents at the workplace.


Training hours available for manager, staff Induction, and ‘Power hour’ training sessions.

Wellness days

On-site screening including blood pressure, glucose, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol and HIV/VCT.

Account and project management

- At head office: Monthly and/or quarterly meetings
- Regions: At request of unit.

EAP/EWP reporting

- Quarterly reports
- Annual satisfaction survey.

WAM reporting

- Monitoring and reporting on sick absence rates
- Quarterly and annual reports.

Contact us

To find out more about how Prime Cure Wellness’ professional health and wellness services can benefit you as employer as well as your employees, please e-mail pcw@primecure.co.za or joen@primecure.co.za or phone us at tel. 010 205 6600.