Tips


TESTS
X-rays and the results of blood and other tests are particularly important when you are referred to a specialist. Always take these results with you to the specialist. This will save you time and money!

MEDICAL AID TARIFF
Ask your health professional whether he or she charges "medical aid tariff" for consultations and treatment. Usually a health professional will oblige if asked to do so.

GOOD HOME CARE
Eight out of ten health care problems can be taken care of at home, without the need of health professionals. By investing in a good medical self-care book you will be able to:
determine when to call a health professional
• improve your self-care skills
By doing a good job of self-care you are helping to reduce health care costs.

 

MEDICINE EXPENSES
Medicine is one of the highest expenses paid by the Medical Aid - ask your doctor to prescribe sufficient medication for the treatment and not any surplus.

 

HOSPITAL EXPENSES
Don't stay longer in hospital than medically necessary.
The longer you stay the higher the costs.

 

DON'T BE SHY.....
Question anything you don't understand or show it to your doctor and ask his opinion.