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
Address: 6 Jubilee Road, Parktown
Address: 22 Bonanza St, Selby
Netcare Linkwood Hospital
Address: 24 12th Ave, Linksfield West
Wits University Donald Gordon Medical Centre
Address: 21 Eton Road, Parktown