4 Expats Talk about Health Insurance and Healthcare in South Africa

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Expats and global nomads in South Africa share their experiences with health insurance, healthcare in South Africa, local hospitals and specialists, quality of medical care and more.

How are healthcare services South Africa?

When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in South Africa, they replied:

"I have insurance that covers hospital stays and some surgery. I also pay for "gap insurance", which pays most all of the shortfall in coverage for surgery. Result is that almost 100% of the costs were paid for the five major surgeries that we have had in the post 10 years," commented one expat who moved to Cape Town.

What are emergency services like in South Africa?

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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