Paying for Treatment.

Medical Aid:

The DBC back and neck treatment programme administered at The Back Clinic is covered by various medical aids from risk. This means that treatment typically does not affect savings and various hospital plans qualify for treatment. The 3 conditions under which medical aid covers the cost of treatment are authorisation, attendance at treatment sessions and completion of treatment. Patients are required to make sure they are authorised before treatment can commence. To see if your medical aid covers the cost of treatment review the medical aid list below.

Paying Cash:

If your medical aid does not cover the treatment from risk benefits, or if you do not have medical aid, you may choose to make use of savings or to pay cash. Please contact us on 0861101353 to find out about the cash rates provided by the practice.

Credit: Mediwallet

If you are not able to pay cash or do not have medical aid, consider paying with Mediwallet, a medical credit facility that allows you to make monthly payments over 3 months (interest free for the first 3 months) or more (maximum – 18 months). Contact us for more information on this via email: info@thebackclinic.co.za.

3 (Typical) Conditions for Medical Aid Payment.

AUTHORISATION

We assist you to obtain authorisation from your medical aid for treatment where authorisation is required. While this is a fairly straightforward process, it is important to remember that authorisation by your medical aid is required in order for them to cover the cost. We advise patients to double-check their documentation to ensure that authorisation is obtained prior to the appointment.

ATTENDANCE & PARTICIPATION

Treatment typically lasts from 3 weeks to 6 weeks. We ask patients to commit  to treatment 2 times a week for the best treatment outcomes. Put simply, determine beforehand if you are able to commit 3 to 6 weeks of consecutive appointments. Consistent attendance is therefore required once you have enrolled onto the programme, alongside home exercises and stretches.

COMPLETION

Payment for treatment is only settled when your recommended treatment has been completed. This means that while you are authorised for the programme, your account is only settled at the end of your entire treatment programme. We advise patients, to therefore consider if they are able to commit to treatment to its completion.

Medical Aids That Cover Cost of Treatment.

Below is a list of the medical aids that typically cover the cost of DBC treatment provided at The Back Clinic centres from risk (no savings required). We also accept cash payments and patients can pay for treatment using medical savings if their medical aid is not on the list below.

AECI
Alliance Midmed
Bankmed 
Barloworld
Bestmed
Bonitas (excluding Boncap, Bonstart and Bonstart Plus)
CAMAF
Compcare
Fedhealth
GEMS
Grintek Medical Scheme
Health Squared (formerly Spectramed and Resolution Health)
Keyhealth
Libcare
Makoti (Comprehensive Plan)
Malcor (Option D)
Massmart Health Plan

MBMed
Medihelp
Medshield
Old Mutual Staff Medical Aid
Opmed
Parmed
Polmed
Profmed
SABC Medical Aid
SAMWUMED
Sasolmed
Sedmed
Selfmed
Sizwe Gomomo (excludes Eastern Cape)
Tiger Brands Medical Scheme
Topmed
Transmed
Witbank Coalfields Medical Aid

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