Hospital Admission Authorisation On Medical Aid

Unless it is an emergency situation, you cannot simply walk into a private hospital and request admission even if you are on a medical aid. Many medical aid members are under the misconception that having cover means guaranteed and immediate admission at any private hospital in the country when they want it. The is a specific hospital admission procedure that needs to be followed. But if you are in an emergency situation, the private hospital and medical aid will bypass these procedures to ensure that you get immediate medical care.