SERVICES OF DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
The Department of Health provides various services to people with disabilities in South Africa. It is unfortunate that many people are not aware of these services or are not familiar with application processes.
Did you know that you could apply for assistive devices (gadgets / technology used to help people with disabilities to function better) from the department? Wheelchairs, walking aids and hearing aids are the most common devices applied for.
Contact the Department of Health at 012 395 8000 or visit their website at http://www.services.gov.za/services/content/Home/ServicesForPeople/Health1
/Admissionintoamentalhealthinstitution/en_ZA for more information.
ADMISSION INTO MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES
Secondly, the department prioritizes admission of people with mental disabilities into public health facilities.