Will my medical aid pay?

Unfortunately many medical aids do not provide adequate cover for people with mental illness. Every medical scheme has to cover the Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMB), but unfortunately this list does not cover all psychiatric conditions.

To check whether your medical aid scheme covers treatment for a specific condition, contact your medical aid.

Also have a look at the articles on the status of mental health in South Africa. This section includes articles on how some medical schemes discriminate again psychiatric patients.

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