Can I join Selfmed if I have a pre-existing condition?

February 15, 2016

Yes, you can. However, you may be subject to a 12 month condition-specific waiting period, in respect of these pre-existing conditions. Each member’s profile is considered individually before waiting periods are applied (where applicable), so it’s important to speak to your medical aid scheme directly.

For example, members with a pre-existing condition who have never belonged to a medical scheme, or who have not belonged to a medical aid scheme for 90 or more days prior to joining Selfmed, or who have belonged to a previous medical aid scheme for less than 2 years, may be subject to these waiting periods.