Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X782, Cape Town, 8000
Physical 61 St George's Mall, Cape Town
Tel 0860 00 4367
Fax 0861 00 4367


The mission of the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) is to provide all public service employees with equitable access to affordable and comprehensive health care benefits.

GEMS is centred on the principles of: equity, efficiency and differentiation equity, where employees have equal access to the most extensive set of equal basic benefits under equitable remuneration structures, subject to affordability; efficiency regarding the costs and delivery of benefits; and differentiation, where employees choosing more extensive cover have equal access to higher benefits, subject to their needs.

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