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Updated 18 September 2015

Getting ready for that op

Set for surgery? Get organised before your operation and smooth over any possible obstacles that are within your control.

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Being well cared for after accidents is not the only reason why having a medical scheme is important.

Take action:

 - If you're a medical scheme member, get your paperwork sorted out with your medical scheme before you're admitted, you usually need to get an authorisation number

- Find out which hospital group your medical scheme prefer, this could save you money

- Remember to take your ID book, medical scheme membership card and other personal details with you when you check in

- Alert the hospital prior to admission if you're vegetarian, or require halaal food, or any other special diet

- Make sure the doctors and nurses are aware of any allergies you might have.

Read more:

10 reasons to have a schememedical
Medical scheme dependants: who qualifies?

 
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