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.

 

ASSISTIVE DEVICES

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.