Emergency Casualty Visits

Access to after-hours emergency casualty rooms at a hospital

For those emergencies when your network GP is not available, you can access the hospital casualty rooms to get treated. Weekends, after work, whenever you need it most you still have access to private healthcare.

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Benefit Includes

No hospital network
3 Levels of Cover to choose from
After-hours emergencies
1 month waiting period

Choose from 3 Levels of Cover

Level 1

R2000 per policy per year

Level 2

R4000 per policy per year

Level 3

R6000 per policy per year


When can I use this benefit?

The casualty benefit is not a replacement for the GP benefit. It is available for those emergencies when your network GP is not available.

Is pre-authorisation required?

Yes, pre-authorisation is required to access this benefit. Simply contact the Essential Med call center on 0861 911 011.


An additional R159 for single members

and R189 per month for families.

Episodic Health (Pty) Ltd, is a Financial Services Provider (FSP 49319). Health product is provided and administered by Essential Med (Pty) Ltd (FSP 42980), the Underwriting Management Agent on behalf of the insurer African Unity Life (FSP 8447). Episodic Health and Essential Med are a health insurance provider, not a medical aid scheme.