Cimas members to pay cash at Lancet, QV


Patients on Cimas Medical Aid Society will now have to pay cash for services at Lancet Laboratories and QV Pharmacies owing to what the society said are operational challenges the medical aid society is facing with the two service providers.

In a statement, Cimas said: “The society would like to advise all its members that with immediate effect Lancet Laboratories and QV Pharmacies are no longer on a direct payment arrangement.

The decision to put Lancet and QV on cash was prompted by operational challenges that the society is currently experiencing with the two service providers.” It said members are free to access services from Lancet Laboratories and QV Pharmacies, but have to pay cash up front and then claim later from Cimas.