SA Medical Aids ( is an independent website on medical aids in South Africa. We aim to provide unbiased and informative articles for long standing, new and prospective medical aid members. The advertisers on our website are independent organisations and do not influence the content on this portal.

Medical aids in South Africa are big business. More importantly it is a vital component of the private healthcare system in South Africa. Medical aids offer members the ability to afford private medical services which would otherwise be difficult for the average South African citizen. By understanding how medical aids work and what they offer, South Africans can make informed decisions about the cover they have or wish to purchase in the future.

Medical aid is a form of cover administered by medical schemes that are governed by the Medical Schemes Act of 1998 and regulated by the Council of Medical Schemes. All medical aid queries should therefore be directed at the medical scheme or Council of Medical Schemes.

The domain owner, website administrator and staff of the holding company of SA Medical Aids ( will not be held liable for the misuse of any information on this website. We admit that at times the information of this website may be outdated and appeal to all stakeholders to contact us and discuss any inaccuracies with our editorial team.

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