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As a foreigner living in Johannesburg, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?

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We asked expats in Johannesburg if they have access to public healthcare in Johannesburg. And, if they do have access, what is it like. They wrote...

"As a foreigner living in Johannesburg, you will have access to public healthcare. However, the public healthcare system in South Africa is known to be overburdened and under-resourced, which may result in long waiting times, limited availability of specialized treatments, and varying quality of care. Many foreigners and locals opt for private healthcare, which offers better facilities and services but can be more expensive. It is advisable to have comprehensive health insurance to cover the costs of private healthcare," explained one expat living in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.
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