Benefits

The benefits of the MetroHealthHMO Health Plans

The MetroHealth HMO Health Plans provide you with a rich amalgam of Health Care benefits at increasingly graduated levels for all our Health Plans.

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Plain X-rays, Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests

Imaging, Laboratory and all forms of investigative tests allow the Clinician arrive at an accurate diagnosis of the ailments and disease conditions that led to a patients presentment at the Hospital

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Dental Care

Dental care is the maintenance of healthy teeth and may refer to:

  • Oral hygiene, which is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean in order to prevent dental disorders
  • Oral Surgery includes any of a number of medical procedures that involve artificially modifying dentition; in other words, surgery of the teeth and jaw bones.

Our partner dental clinics will examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of both teeth and gums, treat diseases of the nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth

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Emergencies

medical emergency is an acute injury or illness that poses an immediate risk to a person’s life or long-term health. In the Clinics we have engaged in our Network, adequately equipped staff are present to deal with emergency situations. Emergency medicine physicians are trained to deal with most medical emergencies, which includes the administration of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

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Surgery

A Surgical intervention may be required to reduce or stop pain or remove a mass. All our Health Plans provide cover for a variety of levels and types of Surgeries from Minor Surgeries to Complex Surgeries and Minimally invasive surgeries. Some surgeries are life-saving. Access to the different types of Surgeries is linked to the plan type

Sometimes surgery can be a same-day procedure which implies that the patient can be ambulant and discharged on the same day whilst some Surgeries require a convalescing and recovery period whilst on admission in the Hospital.

What you can expect

  • One-on-one meeting with your surgeon
  • Pre-surgery tests
  • Discussion of what to expect before, during and after your surgery
  • Latest surgical options including minimally invasive
  • Clear instructions on after-surgery self-care
  • Surgical follow-up with your Clinician

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Advanced and Complex investigations

This benefit group includes investigations with cutting edge medical equipment and imaging techniques used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body in both health and disease. This variety of equipment includes Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Electrocardiogram (ECG), Echocardiography and Electroencephalogram (EEG).

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Pediatric Care

Paediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infantschildren, and adolescents. Under this benefit, we manage the health of your child which includes the diagnosis and treatment of childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases.

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Eye glasses

Eyeglasses are typically used for vision correction, such as with reading glasses and glasses used for near sightedness. Corrective lenses are used to correct refractive errors by bending the light entering the eye in order to alleviate the effects of conditions such as near sightedness (myopia)farsightedness (Hypermetropia) or astigmatism. The ability of one’s eyes to accommodate their focus to near and distant focus alters over time. A common condition in people over forty years old is presbyopia, which is caused by the eye’s crystalline lens losing elasticity, progressively reducing the ability of the lens to accommodate (i.e. to focus on objects close to the eye). Corrective lenses, to bring the image back into focus on the retina, are made to conform to the prescription of an ophthalmologist or optometrist. A lens meter can be used to verify the specifications of an existing pair of glasses

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Physiotherapy

Physical therapy (PT), also known as Physiotherapy, is a primary care specialty in healthcare which applies the use of mechanical force and movements, Manual therapy, exercise therapy, electrotherapy and a variety of physical therapies who practice evidence based treatments in order remediate impairments and promote mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention. It is performed by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists). The benefits of physiotherapy include improved joint mobility, better sleep and enriched quality of life.

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HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment

Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).Our plans include HIV/AIDS care and treatment with anti-retrovirals (ARVs). In general, patients take a combination of medications called HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) or CART (combination antiretroviral therapy).

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Pregnancy

We offer Antenatal Care and Delivery (Normal and Assisted), Neonatal care (Cord Care, Physiologic Jaundice, Ophthalma Neonatorum) and Post Natal Care – up to 6 Weeks Post Delivery.

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Infertility

About 85 percent of couples are able to become pregnant within the first year of trying to conceive through unprotected sexual intercourse. An additional 7 percent are able to conceive naturally within the second year. Medically, a couple is considered infertile if they are unable to become pregnant within one year of having unprotected sex. We have Clinicians in the Hospitals we have engaged that can run tests such as Hormonal Assay’s/Tests whose results will be carefully interpreted by a doctor who understands the complex interactions of the endocrine system, in the context of the limitations of biochemical testing of hormones

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Family Planning

Family planning is the practice of controlling the number of children in a family and the intervals between their births. Contemporary notions of family planning, however, tend to place a woman and her childbearing decisions at the centre of the discussion, as notions of women’s empowerment and reproductive autonomy have gained traction in many parts of the world. Family planning may involve consideration of the number of children a woman wishes to have, including the choice to have no children, as well as the age at which she wishes to have them.  Ultimately, it’s your choice to figure out which method, if any, you would like to use to control reproduction. Knowing both the advantages and disadvantages of family planning methods may help you come to a decision regarding which option is right for you.