Private Medical Insurance for mom visiting UK from south Africa

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Found 2nd Feb 2012
Hi,
My mom (63) is coming to UK for 4 Months from south africa and as she is not entitle to NHS and i worry if she get sick what will happen.

Can you people please help me find a reasonable private medical insurance with no or minimum excess fee..

Many thanks

18 Comments

Why can't she milk the NHS like all the other immigrants ?

Original Poster

because all immigrants are not bad

Would long stay travel insurance cover her?.

Banned

i think you should go visit her we dont want any unknown diseases brought into the country

http://www.prlog.org/10820338-visitors-travel-medical-health-insurance-for-grand-parents-relatives-visiting-usa.html

Hope your mum has a lovely time with you here.

My mum is unwell at the moment, undergoing tests for stomach cancer and I am 300 miles away and am stressing over her and my dad. It must be worse when family are in another country.

Would it be worth putting off the travel until she feels better?

WoolyM

Would it be worth putting off the travel until she feels better?



i dont think shes ill i think the op is just wants to know what to do if she gets ill

If she is South African wouldnt it be better for her to arrange medical insurance before she leaves the country.
Thats the normal practice.
I dont know what companies offer it in SA but I am sure she can find out.

I thought the NHS treated everyone, even if they just here on holiday?

Will probably be cheaper for her to arrange travel insurance in za as it will likely cost more in the uk. But fingers crossed she doesn't need it.

The nhs charge people who don't live in the uk, and it can be a small fortune.

peodude

I thought the NHS treated everyone, even if they just here on holiday?



If someone fell on their doorstep dying, then I doubt they would turn them away and nor should they. I also don't think hospitals check if someone is entitled to treatment. I've never seen it.
Edited by: "jonny619447" 3rd Feb 2012

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jonny619447

If someone fell on their doorstep dying, then I doubt they would turn … If someone fell on their doorstep dying, then I doubt they would turn them away and nor should they. I also don't think hospitals check if someone is entitled to treatment. I've never seen it.


why would you see it?

If you aren't a UK citizen then they means test the treatment and you get a bill. Dunno how they enforce payment if you leave the country though (a bit like foreign truck drivers clocking up loads of speeding fines etc).

dh.gov.uk/en/…htm

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csiman

why would you see it?If you aren't a UK citizen then they means test the … why would you see it?If you aren't a UK citizen then they means test the treatment and you get a bill. Dunno how they enforce payment if you leave the country though (a bit like foreign truck drivers clocking up loads of speeding fines etc).http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/Entitlementsandcharges/OverseasVisitors/index.htm




EDIT: even british citizens get charged if they havent been resident in the uk for 6 of the previous 12 months!

ChrisUK

Why can't she milk the NHS like all the other immigrants ?



What a completely pointless and malevolent comment, there's no need for that.

I would recommend you go online and look for travel insurance, as then she is covered if her luggage is lost in transit, if she gets poorly, if she needs to be repatriated or change travel plans due to illness etc.
I can recommend travelinsuranceweb.co.uk but I don't know if it would cover a South African national so I would just have a good google as prices are, in the uk, normally cheaper online.

jonny619447

If someone fell on their doorstep dying, then I doubt they would turn … If someone fell on their doorstep dying, then I doubt they would turn them away and nor should they. I also don't think hospitals check if someone is entitled to treatment. I've never seen it.


I have on several occasions. I have also seen doctors getting really irate if/when they discover a patient has not got medical cover. And overheard discussions on what would be an effective way to discharge them.

Original Poster

for travel insurance you need to be a resdient in uk (at least 3 to 6 month and travel should originate and ends in UK )
She will be here tommorow so she can't buy ..

Axxa is showing up 194£ per month

Any suggestion please ?


She gets it in SA before she leaves. Simples

technicaldna

for travel insurance you need to be a resdient in uk (at least 3 to 6 … for travel insurance you need to be a resdient in uk (at least 3 to 6 month and travel should originate and ends in UK )She will be here tommorow so she can't buy ..Axxa is showing up 194£ per monthAny suggestion please ?



http://www.tic.co.za/

http://www.travelinsure.co.za/

http://www.insurance.za.org/

Just type travel insurance South Africa ZA into google.
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