Why should I have a medical aid plan?
If you don’t want to rely on South Africa’s public health system, getting medical treatment from a private provider can be hugely expensive. Receiving care in a private hospital if you’re ill or in an accident can end up costing thousands or even hundreds of thousands of Rands. Medical aid protects you from having to pay large unexpected sums of money out of your own pocket should you need medical help. It also means you can get treatment quickly, without needing to wait until you have the money available.