Medical aid plans - whats the on the ground answers


Well-Known Member
Feb 1, 2011
Hello Guys. need some advice.
looking for a cheap medical aid, hospital plan only.

the problem with brokers is that they only sell you what they want and do not give you a full range of what is out there.

i consider myself healthy in that i dont have any sickness and major illness. just looking for a medical aid hospital plan as a form of safety. should something happen, i do not wish to end up in a state hospital.

currently i have come across selfmed. rates are R850pm.


Expert Member
Jan 14, 2014
To me it depends which hospitals they allow you to go to and what exactly is covered (and how much). I would also, if I were you, consider a R3k budget for medical. Use the R850 for the hospital plan you want with selfmed, and the rest into a 32 day savings account. You can pay any day-to-day medical stuff from there and have room to upgrade your medical aid if you want later-on