Comprehensive Medical Aid versus Hospital Plans

Many people seeking medical aid enquire about comprehensive hospital plans, but the latter phrase is something of a misnomer. A comprehensive medical aid plan is one that offers both hospital cover and day-to-day benefits, such as cover for doctor’s appointments and medication. A hospital plan, however, is just that: a plan that offers cover for in-hospital treatment only and that does not provide any day-to-day benefits.

In a nutshell, “comprehensive” medical aid is any medical aid that covers you for both hospital and out-of-hospital procedures. Selfmed offers both comprehensive medical aid and hospital plans, depending on your specific health care requirements. View our 2015 medical aid plans now, or compare medical aid plans to find most appropriate option for yourself or your family. View our 2015 medical aid plans now, or compare medical aid plans to find the most appropriate option for yourself or your family.

Comprehensive medical aid plans

Hospital plans

Contact a Selfmed medical aid consultant to establish whether a hospital plan or a comprehensive medical aid plan would suit your needs best.

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