Student Focus

Momentum Health's Ingwe option leads the way
as the Number 1 medical aid for international
students studying in South Africa for 26 years.

Affordable quality healthcare plus cool FREE benefits

Step by step guide

  • Doctors' visits (GP's and dentists)
  • You need to use a doctor and dentist on the Ingwe Active Primary Care Network.
    Click here
    to view the lists of providers.

    The doctor sends the claim to us - you do not have to pay.

    If you receive a claim, email it immediately to us at claims@momentumhealth.co.za.

  • Specialists
  • You cannot go to a specialist directly.

    You need to be referred by your Ingwe Active Primary Care Network doctor.

    The benefit is limited - please refer to details of option.

  • Hospitals and emergency GP /casualty visits
  • Phone 0860 102 493 for a pre-authorisation number if you need to go to hospital.

    Phone 0860 102 493 for a pre-authorisation number within 72 hours after making use of the emergency GP / casualty visit.

  • Medication
  • Some of the Ingwe Active Primary Care doctors are licensed to dispense medication. In this instance you can collect your medication from the doctor, except if it is chronic medication (click here for more information regarding the Chronic Benefit).

    If your Ingwe Active Primary Care Network doctor is not licensed to dispense medication you need to take the prescription to the pharmacy to collect your medicine.

    Only specific medication items are covered on your option. Ask your doctor or click here for a list of these items.

  • X-rays and blood tests
  • There is a specific list of x-rays and blood tests that are covered. Ask your doctor for a list of x-rays click here and for a list of blood tests click here .

  • Eye care
  • You have to use an optometrist that is on the Ingwe Active Primary Care Network. Click here to view the list.

    Choose a frame from a specific range to avoid co-payments. Standard lenses (excluding specific coating etc) will be covered. You qualify for spectacles if your refraction measurement is more than 0.5. Click here for more information.