Plan in South Africa
Hospital plans come as a lifeline to many battling South Africans. With COVID-19, many South Africans
have opted to give up their comprehensive medical aid plans in favour of the more affordable, basic hospital
These vital hospital plans can provide you with quality care at a private hospital in the event of
a medical emergency.
Hospital plans aren’t all set in stone and some actually offer more than just straightforward
hospitalization cover. We look at what Unity Health offers in the way of a hospital plan.
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starters, Unity Health is a division of Ambledown Financial Services. The make sure that they provide
quality basic healthcare to all South Africans and at affordable prices.
Unity Health isn’t a medical aid. Hospital insurance is actually governed by the Short-term Insurance
Act. Many people invest in these hospital plans and use them with medical aid plans.
have hospital plans that are suitable for groups and individuals.
groups, they offer a Plan A, B and C.
individuals they offer a Plan B and C.
also offer a basic hospital plan which is a combination of their primary care and hospital plan.
individuals their hospital plan is ridiculously affordable. They have a Plan B and a Plan C and these plans
are less than R200 a month.
Plan B you can have 5 GP consultations during the year, but with Plan C you get unlimited visits within the
Unity Health network.
also get -
acute- and chronic
basic and emergency
optometry, radiology and
Wellness Programme – health
screenings, pap smears, PSA screening, vaccination programme and assistance
hospital and emergency care
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Unity Health has also partnered with ER14 evacuation services which means access to a 24-hour call
centre. All Unity Health members get Unity Health membership cards and this avoids upfront co-payments.
members visit one of the network providers. In the event of an emergency, private ambulance services will
recognise the ER24 logo.
you are critically ill or have been involved in an accident you can call the Unity Health call centre and
ER24 will offer advice and immediate transportation to the nearest inpatient hospital facility.
will be admitted for treatment and Unity Health settles the account directly with the hospital, according to
claims, you present your ID number as well as your Unity Health membership card to the health services
provider and they submit the claim directly to Unity Health.
make you feel self-assured
Despite being wonderfully affordable, hospital plans aren’t suited to everyone and they are essentially
for younger, healthier people and those who don’t have children. But these days, the rising cost of medical
care has meant that they are more the choice for everyone.
Hospitalisation benefits for accidents and emergencies are included and these
basic plans are simply designed to make South Africans feel self-assured that they have some form
of decent medical care when they need it most.
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