What if I am in need of medical assistance?
Medical assistance in South Africa can be compared to European standards. You can find a doctor (GP) in the Yellow Pages or Phone book under Medical/Medies. In the bigger cities there are 24 hour Pharmacies available. You can find these in the Yellow Pages under Chemist/Apteek.
Usually you have to pay in advance for medical assistance or settle the bill immediately after. You can claim this back from insurance. Do not wait until you’re back home again, but send all documents to your family or friends who can submit the claim in your behalf straight away. Make sure you are aware of the procedures and conditions concerning your insurance, would you find yourself in a situation where medical assistance is needed.