Tygerberg hospital South Africa

Tygerberg Hospital is a tertiary hospital located in Parow, Cape Town. The hospital was officially opened in 1976 and is the largest hospital in the Western Cape and the second largest hospital in South Africa. It acts as a teaching hospital in conjunction with the University of Stellenbosch’s Health Science Faculty.

See also  Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital South Africa

To provide affordable world class quality health care to public and private patients within available resources, as well as excellent educational and research opportunities.

To be the best academic hospital in Africa, recognised for its world class health care service locally, nationally and internationally.

Owner of Tygerberg hospital South Africa

Hospitals can be owned by various types of organizations, including private individuals, corporations, non-profit organizations, and government entities.

Matodzi Mukosi 
Matodzi Mukosi – Chief Executive Officer – Tygerberg hospital

In the case of a privately owned hospital, the owner can be an individual or a group of individuals who have invested in the hospital. They are responsible for the overall management and financial well-being of the hospital.

In the case of a non-profit hospital, the hospital is owned by a non-profit organization or charity. These hospitals are usually managed by a board of directors, who are responsible for making decisions about the hospital’s operations and finances.

Tygerberg hospital doctors list

On this page you will find all the important information for Tygerberg Hospital, such as: List of Doctors and Specialists, Contacts Information, Visiting Hours, how to apply for Vacancies, and more.

Tygerberg hospital price list South Africa

Hospitals are typically required to provide patients with an estimate of the cost of their care upon request, and many hospitals have financial counselors who can help patients understand their insurance coverage and navigate the billing process.


Subsidised patients are any patients who are not classified as full-paying patients. They are categorised according to their ability to pay for health services. In practice, this means that a subsidised patient:

  • Is not externally funded, which means that no other fund or entity is required by law to pay their fees.

Patients are classified as single or family units for the purposes of placing them in income categories. A family unit includes a couple, a single parent, or a single person with a dependant. A widow or widower without dependants is a single unit rather than a family unit.

There are four income categories of patients:

> Less than R70 000 single income or R100 000 family income per year.
> From R70 000 to R100 000 single income or R250 000 to R350 000 family income per year.
> More than R250 000 single income or R350 000 family income per year.

You can download the UPFS Fee Schedule H1,H2 and UPFS Fee Schedule H3 for subsidised patients.

The UPFS Billing Procedure Schedules refer to categories of medical procedure in some instances, for example, for theatre procedures. Every medical procedure is assigned a cost code, A, B, C, D, or E which is a cost code, from A (least expensive) to E (most expensive).

So to find the fee for a particular procedure, you have to know what the cost code is for that procedure. The lists of all the procedures with their cost letter codes are in the Procedures Code BookOral Health Code Book. Radiology Code BookCosmetic Surgery Code Book and Nuclear Medicine Code Book.


Patients in this group receive most services free of charge. Patients must provide documentary evidence that they fall into this category. The default classification for someone without an income is H1, not H0. The following patients are categorised as H0:

  • Social pensioners who receive the following grants:
    • Old age.
    • Child support.
    • Veterans.
    • Care dependency.
    • Social relief of distress grant.
    • Disability grant.
    • Foster care.
    • Grant-in-aid
    • The formally unemployed, which means persons supported by the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) who can produce a formal document issued by the Department of Labour.

Patients who would normally be H0 patients but who are externally funded for certain treatment, are classified as full-paying, as are patients being treated by a private doctor in a government hospital.

Although patients classified as H0 get various services free of charge, the following are not free of charge for H0 patients:

  • Issuing medical reports and X-ray copies, and completion of certificates and forms.
  • Cosmetic surgery.
  • Contested fatherhood tests (paternity tests).
  • Immunisation for foreign travel.

The charges for these items are set out in the UPFS Fee Schedule for subsidised patients.

This is the default group for subsidised patients, which means you are classified as H1 unless there is information available which puts you in another category. Currently, only people with an income of less than R70 000 per year for a single person and R100 000 per year for a family unit fall in this category.

How much an H1 patient has to pay for different kinds of treatment is set out in the UPFS Fee Schedule for subsidised patients.

Remember you will need to refer to the Code Books to find the cost code (A, B, C, D) for medical procedures, as the schedule refers to these codes in setting the fees.

The H1 patient tariffs listed in UPFS Fee Schedule for subsidised patients are all inclusive. An all inclusive fee means that additional services such as X-ray are included in the in-patient or consultation fee with certain exceptions such as Dental Laboratory Items. The aforementioned is indicated on the UPFS Fee Schedule.

The fee for a bed in a ward (in-patient fee) is for every 30 days or part thereof. This means that the fee is the same if you spend 30 days in hospital or less than 30 days.


Currently people with an income of more than R70 000 but less than R250 000 per year for a single person and more than R100 000 but less than R350 000 per year for a family unit fall in this category.

For H2 patients, the fee for a bed in a ward (inpatient fee) is for every 12 hours or part thereof. The tariffs for H2 patients are set out in the UPFS Tariff Schedule for subsidised patients. If you move from one ward type to another eg a general to a high care ward during a 12-hour period, the higher fee applies ie high care ward fees.


Patients with an income greater than R250 000 per year for a single person and R350 000 per year for a family unit fall into this category. They are charged for services listed in the UPFS Fee Schedule. Patients in this category are partially subsidised with certain exceptions.


Certain patients maybe eligible to qualify for possible assistance with their unpaid fees. It remains the responsibility of the debtor, in order to be considerate for debt review, to submit the neccesarry documentation to the relevant hospital as required.

Visiting Hours at Tygerberg Blaauwberg Hospital

Friends and relatives can visit patients daily at Tygerberg at the following times:
15:00 – 16:00
19:00 – 20:00

The above times are for the following wards/all modules:

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Emergency Services
  • J7
  • D4
  • ICU

It is recommended that you phone and confirm these times for the ward that the patient is in.

Information you will need

It is strongly recommended that you know the ward where the patient is being kept before attempting to visit. Tygerberg is a large facility and without this information it’s difficult to locate patients.

Tygerberg hospital consultation fee

The outpatient consultation fee at state hospitals such as Groote Schuur, Red Cross or Tygerberg hospitals, for patients that earn in excess of R3 000, is R235 (150 percent of private consultation). “For patients that earn in excess of R6 000 a month, the fee is R338 (216 percent of private consultation),” Fagan said.

Cost of IVF at Tygerberg hospital South Africa

The cost of in vitro fertilization (IVF) can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the location of the clinic, the experience of the doctor, the specific treatments and procedures involved, and whether or not the patient has insurance coverage for fertility treatments. In general, the cost of a single cycle of IVF Cost of IVF at Tygerberg hospital you may check to their special website.

between R6000 and R7000
Using this simple model, the fertility unit at Tygerberg Hospital is able to charge between R6000 and R7000 for a cycle of IVF treatment. Only two other university hospitals in the country offer partially subsidised IVF treatment, however these prices are almost on par with that of private clinics.

Additional costs that may be associated with IVF can include fees for medications, ultrasounds, blood tests, and other diagnostic procedures. Patients may also incur additional costs if they require multiple cycles of IVF or if they opt for additional treatments such as preimplantation genetic testing.

Applying for Vacancies at Tygerberg Hospital

Tygerberg Hospital employs Nurses, Doctors, Secretaries, Receptionists, Cleaners, and Admin Staff to fill vacant positions. If you would like to submit your CV, please visit the website, which is: , and navigate to careers or vacancies section.

Tygerberg hospital South Africa contact number – Tygerberg hospital telephone number

Address: Francie Van Zijl Dr, Avenue, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa



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