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Located inside selected Group Supermarkets, MediRite provides accessible and affordable healthcare to customers across all income levels. To date, there are more than 140 in-store dispensaries trading in South Africa as well as other African countries.
The first MediRite started trading in Checkers Hyper Brackenfell in 1999, marking the Group’s entry in the medical services and supplies industries. Today, there are more than 150 in-store dispensaries operating throughout South Africa, Eswatini (previously Swaziland), Mozambique and Angola; the aim of bringing better and more affordable healthcare to the public is being realised.
Conveniently located inside selected Group Supermarkets and supported by the Group’s pharmaceutical wholesaler, Transpharm, MediRite is well positioned to meet the growing need for easily accessible and affordable healthcare. Many MediRite pharmacies are located in previously disadvantaged communities where pharmaceutical services were unavailable.
MediRite is a designated service provider and preferred partner to most medical aids, which means customers can conveniently fill their chronic and scheduled prescriptions while doing their grocery shopping. MediRite also offers wellness screenings that are covered by most medical aids.
One of the many initiatives by the Group to put its customers first, during the COVID-19 pandemic and South Africa’s national lockdown, was the launch of medicine deliveries. Checkers teamed up with Mr D Food to deliver medicine to its MediRite pharmacy customers’ homes.
Following the success of this initiative, the service is to be extended beyond lockdown. Initially, it will be rolled out across 55 of the 90 Checkers Supermarkets with MediRite pharmacies; from Sandton and Menlyn to Pietermaritzburg and Parow.
How it works:
Customers simply download the Mr D Food app, phone their MediRite pharmacy, place an order and pay for it via EFT or through their medical aid. MediRite will then process the order and customers can order their delivery directly on the app.