What is pre-admissions?
If you are a medical aid patient it is very important for you to get authorisation for your procedure before you book into the Hospital. The pre-admission sister is available to assist you with your admission. Although the Hospital cannot get the authorisation number for you, they will help you to contact your medical aid and ensure that you have all the necessary information needed to facilitate the process.
Your medical aid scheme will also provide you with information about any short payments, co-payments or limits that you may have in relation to your procedure. Please record this information and feel free to discuss this with the pre-admission sister.
What do you need?
Please bring along your medical aid card and South African Identity Document. Should you have any queries, please call 021 840 6796
When visiting the pre-admission centre you can expect:
- To complete your admission documentation and an opportunity to note any special needs you may have.
- Should you wish to request an executive, private or semi-private room, please alert the centre staff so that this request can be facilitated.
- A basic physical examination to determine whether you are ready for your admission.
- Information on your procedure and what to expect before and after the operation.