In return for paying a monthly amount – called a contribution – medical aid covers you financially for various medical expenses. Depending on the medical aid plan you’re on, these can include in-hospital treatment as well as things like screenings for certain diseases, day-to-day expenses like medication or GP visits, and dental treatment. Medical aid schemes usually require that you use their own network of hospitals and healthcare providers to be fully covered: if you use providers outside of the network, you may be liable for extra charges.

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