​Medical and dental emergencies

Joburg has many world-class private hospitals that offer specialist care, but they can be pricey. Take your passport or identity document and any medical insurance information with you when you visit. The casualty departments/emergency rooms at private hospitals are open around the clock.

  • Netcare Milpark Hospital: 9 Guild Road, Parktown West, +27 (0)11 480 5600. A level-1 trauma centre that caters for life-threatening medical emergencies. Open 24/7 
  • Netcare Sunninghill Hospital: Corner Witkoppen and Nanyuki roads, Sunninghill, +27  (0)11 806 1500. Has a 24-hour accident and emergency unit and the Albertina Sisulu Sexual Assault Unit. Open 24/7
  • Emergency doctor and dentist: 7 Long Ave, Glenhazel, tel. +27 (0)11 440 5325, www.emergencydoctoranddentist.co.za. This practice offers emergency medical and dental care. Doctor tel. +27 (0)82 457 0176; dentist tel. +27 (0)82 443 5366. It also offers home, hotel and business visits. Open 24/7
  • The Smile Factory: Salveo Health and Wellness Centre, corner William Nicol Drive and Leslie Avenue, Fourways, tel. +27  (0)87 351 8333. For after-hours dental emergencies call +27 (0)84 577 9786. Open 8am to 5pm, Saturday 8am to 2pm