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​Whenever you experience health problems approach your nearest primary health care clinic. Services are free of charge. While having valid documentation is not a pre-requisite, take along your section 22 or 24 permit. If you require hospital attention, the local clinic must refer you.

Hospitals will not attend to you without a referral from a clinic unless it is an emergency. Hospitals charge an administrative fee of not more than R50. If you cannot afford this fee obtain an affidavit from the nearest South African Police Service station, explaining your financial situation.​