About Calibre Clinical Consultants
Calibre Clinical Consultants (Pty) Ltd, Northpark Pharmacy (Pty) Ltd and Palms Doctors Inc, (collectively – Calibre) work hand in hand as one of the African continents leading Employee Wellness Service(s) (EWS) providers. With over 12 years of experience in EWS and HIV management; Calibre’s programmes and local service provider networks spans 13 countries in addition to serving the corporate and industrial sectors of South Africa.
Holistic Wellness Services
Our holistic approach to EWS ensures that both the physical and psycho-social needs of employees are met, critical in a world of high pressure decision making and productivity targets. By delivering workplace based services on site, we ensure high employee participation and least disruption to business and productivity.
The management, care, support and treatment of employees enrolling and participating in one of our many EWS programmes is a process completely external to the employer and ensures total confidentiality for the individual.
The EWS programme(s) is your programme for your employees, when we partner with you, you tell us what you believe you need and we will advise on the most appropriate, supportive and cost effective programme to meet those needs. All our programmes are supported by client specific communications strategies, project management, consulting and monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes.
The Calibre Model
A Unique, Effective Approach
Traditional medical aid services have been unable to provide cost-effective, tailored health assurance solutions. Medical schemes have had to pay for Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMB’s), over-servicing by providers, profiteering by manufacturers and ineffective Designated Service Providers (DSP’s). Members’ contributions are rapidly increasing as schemes appoint even more third party providers in an effort to “manage the costs”. The conclusion to this is that the administrators are not very successful in managing overall cost increases.
The Calibre Service Proposition
Employer Self-funded or Self-insured healthcare programs are often preferred over fully insured programs by many employers because self-funding offers portability, optimal flexibility and greater customisation of stop-loss strategy, healthcare plan design and plan administration, reduce premium tax and commissions, and provide the greatest level of transparency in knowing the true costs of healthcare plan administration. In addition, cost savings resulting from favourable claims experience remain in plan reserves, unlike fully-insured programs where premiums are an unrecoverable cost.
Achieving Better Health Care
The Calibre model is well-placed to meet the uncertainties we can expect to face in the future of employee healthcare. Calibre will continue to focus on providing preventive, primary care, including disease management via company clinics and telemedicine in mature to untapped markets. We believe the Calibre model is the way of the future in providing Employee Wellness Servces that benefit both the employees and the organisation as a whole.