With the country's overstretched and underfunded public healthcare system, the majority of people in Johannesburg who can afford it opt for private care. Costs can be high, however, so it's essential for expats in the city to get medical aid cover or negotiate a provision for health insurance in their employment contract.

Private healthcare in Johannesburg is of a world-class standard. Those with the means to pay or with adequate insurance have access to private hospitals with 24/7 emergency ambulance services as well as highly trained specialists. Private hospitals also afford a level of comfort and privacy.

For checkups and minor problems such as colds and flu, South Africans visit a general practitioner.

Below is a list of recommended private hospitals in Johannesburg.


Private hospitals in Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital

www.nelsonmandelachildrenshospital.org
Address: 6 Jubilee Road, Parktown

Fordsburg Clinic

www.fordsburgclinic.co.za
Address: 22 Bonanza St, Selby

Netcare Linkwood Hospital

www.netcarehospitals.co.za
Address: 24 12th Ave, Linksfield West

Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Centre

www.dgmc.co.za
Address: 21 Eton Road, Parktown

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