UCT Private Academic Hospital
UCT Private Academic Hospital

+27 (0)21 442 1800

Private and Foreign Paying Patients

If you are not covered by a medical aid, or if your medical aid will not pay for part of the procedure, we will require a deposit and full settlement of the outstanding amount on discharge (estimate is calculated according to the theatre time and length of stay provided by the doctor). The hospital accepts cash, debit cards, credit cards and traveller’s cheques (NO CHEQUES WILL BE ACCEPTED).

Private patients will be requested to remain in the unit on discharge to enable our billings and auditing departments to finalise their accounts.

Patients residing outside the borders of RSA, are welcome to contact the hospitals accounts department for assistance with regard to procedure / treatment cost and payment arrangements.

WCA Patients

WCA (Workers Compensation Assistance) patients must have an employer's report (WCL2) on admission, together with an identity document of the injured employee. Patients who do not have a WCL2 report will be required to pay and claim.


The hospital reserves the right to request payment in advance on or before the day of admission in respect of all patients admitted for treatment as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Method of Payment

Electronic and internet transfers can be made to:

Account Name: University of Cape Town Medical Centre Ltd
Bank Details: Nedbank – Salt River
Cheque Account Number: 1021289388
Branch Code: 102 - 109
Currency: ZAR (South African Rand)


Please write Patient’s Name in the area for REFERENCE and fax deposit slip to 021 480 6517

For security purposes no cash refunds will be made.