Expats will have a multitude of options when it comes to both public and private healthcare in Cape Town. However, with government hospitals being largely understaffed and underfunded, most expats use Cape Town's private healthcare facilities.

Basic consultations with general practitioners are generally affordable, but costs can quickly escalate with even the slightest complication.  For this reason, it's highly recommended that expats take out private health insurance, which South Africans commonly refer to as 'medical aid'. An assortment of local and international service providers offer different schemes; some are completely comprehensive, while others provide basic hospital cover for emergencies.

Below is a list of recommended hospitals in Cape Town.


Private hospitals in Cape Town

Mediclinic Constantiaberg
www.mediclinic.co.za
Address: Burnham Road, Plumstead

Melomed Tokai
www.melomed.co.za
Address: Corner Main & Keysers Road, Tokai

Netcare UCT Private Academic Hospital
www.netcarehospitals.co.za
Address: D18 Anzio Road, Observatory

Mediclinic Cape Town
www.mediclinic.co.za
Address: 21 Hof Street, Oranjezicht

Expat Health Insurance

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Medical insurance specifically designed for expats. With Cigna, you won't have to rely on foreign public health care systems, which may not meet your needs. Cigna allows you to speak to a doctor on demand, for consultations or instant advice, wherever you are in the world. They also offer full cancer care across all levels of cover, and settle the cost of treatments directly with the provider.

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