Calabash Health Solutions (Pty) Ltd
For the ancient clans of the skilled Kalahari San, the use of the Calabash dates so far back that it is almost lost in the mists of time. This functional instrument was utilised to carry their most valued possession - water.
Kept simply in their natural state or intricately decorated, this quintessential African dried gourd encodes some of the most powerful shapes and symbols across traditional cultures: providers of nourishment, wombs, repositories of seeds, resonators, rhythm-makers and containers of bounty.
It is from this powerful symbol that Calabash Healthcare Solutions emerged, providing capitation solutions to medical schemes - thereby taking your risk in our hands.
Calabash was established in 1999 and has since grown into a burgeoning risk-sharing entity in the South African health care industry, currently accepting the claims risk of approximately 80 000 lives in exchange for a fee, per beneficiary, that the scheme pays on a monthly basis.
An accredited managed care organisation, this BEE-empowered company manages the delivery of healthcare services to members and finances these services, in an effort to help control healthcare costs, whilst increasing the benefits and quality of healthcare services to members. To achieve this, we focus on managed fee-for-service reimbursement models through a contracted network of providers, underpinned by Evidence Based Managed Care Programmes. This model ensures guaranteed outcomes, provides members with greater access to healthcare providers, and ultimately, reduces the claims risk to medical schemes – giving you, and your members, peace of mind.