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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Oyi Medical Card

The Oyi Medical Card is a Prepaid card specifically designed to pay only for doctors and medication.

The card is 'ring-fenced and locked' for medical purposes to eliminate the risk and temptation of using it for unintended purposes.

Oyi gives you the peace of mind to save towards medication knowing that your card may not be used for anything other than to pay for medicine and doctors.

Do I need the Oyi Medical Card

Do you pay cash for doctors and medicine?

Does your medical-aid run out or exhausted?

People without medical-aid have a fair chance of accessing quality medical facilities by visiting private doctors and buying medication directly from the pharmacy as and when they need without the frustrations of the public health system or worsening the condition when delaying treatment.

Medical-aids often get exhausted way before the year is over and because living continues, and so does the risk of getting sick. That is where the Oyi Medical Card comes in handy. You can also use it for co-payments.

The Oyi Medical Card lets you put money away and use it only to pay doctors and buy medicine. This provides flexibility to prepare for unforeseen medical expenses while it also complements a typical medical-aid.

Can I trust the Oyi Medical Card

The Oyi Medical Card operates under the following regulations:

  • Oyi is registered with the National Credit Regulator as Credit Provider NCRCP10411.
  • The Oyi Medical Card/FlexPay MasterCard is issued in association with Mercantile Bank Limited, an Authorised Financial Services and Credit Provider NCRCP19.

We operate in a regulated industry and we pride ourselves in good governance, solid partnerships and strong ethical values.

How much does it cost

The Prepaid pricing is follows:

  • A Once-off Card Activation Fee of R25.
  • A Monthly Admin Fee of R20 per month.
  • Per Transaction Fee of R2.00 for card swipes at doctors, pharmacies, etc.
  • You must commit to a minimum monthly contribution of R150 per month. This goes towards your prepaid balance.

You can view your balance and get a statement for free, anytime, by dialing *134*505# from your phone or visit www.oyi.co.za/balance.

How to apply

You can apply as follows:

  1. View the pricing here.
  2. Complete the application form here.
  3. Send FICA documents (copy of ID & Proof of Residence) to docs@oyi.co.za.
  4. Your application is processed (no credit checks) and you will receive an email & SMS to accept the Ts & Cs.
  5. We will contact you and arrange the delivery of your card.

Is it a medical-aid

No, the Oyi Medical Card is NOT a medical-aid. It's a Prepaid card only for medical expenses.

Is there a waiting period

There is no waiting period. You can use your card balance anytime to pay the doctor and buy medicine.

Does it only cover nominated members

Unlike a medical-aid or health insurance, there are no limitations on who you can pay for.

You can pay for any family member or dependents.

Can I pay for anyone's medical expenses

The Oyi Medical Card can be used to pay for any medical expense on behalf of any family member or dependent.

Do I need to claim before I go to the doctor

Unlike health insurance, you have the full control and freedom to decide when to use the card. No claims, No waiting, No surprises.

Can I withdraw cash at an ATM

No, the Oyi Medical Card can only be used to swipe and pay for medical expenses at the doctor, pharmacy or other medical provider. For example, X-Rays, for blood tests, gynecologist, pathology, an ENT and many more.

Does it work with all doctors and medical providers

Yes, the Oyi Medical Card works at any medical provider in South Africa where MasterCard is accepted.

Does it work everywhere

Yes, the Oyi Medical Card works at any medical provider in South Africa where MasterCard is accepted.

What if I have more than one emergency

You can use the card as many times up to your card's available balance.

Is Oyi a registered Credit Provider

Oyi is a registered Credit Provider NCRCP10411.

What documents do I need to apply

The following documents are required to process your application:

  • Copy of your ID or Passport.
  • Proof of residential address.

How long does it take to process my application

We process and respond within an hour if we have all the required documents.

When do I get my card

We commit to have the card in your hands within 5 days from successful application.

On average, we deliver the card within 2 days.

I don't have all the document. Can I apply

Yes, you can apply without all the documents. Please send outstanding documents to docs@oyi.co.za.

Unfortunately, we cannot process your application without all the required documents.

I am under Debt-Review. Can I apply

Yes, our Prepaid products do not require a credit check and everyone is welcomed!

Oyi and its partners are committed to responsible lending and are against reckless lending.Unfortunately, we do not accept clients under Debt-Review for any of our Credit products.

I am blacklisted. Can I apply

Yes, our Prepaid products do not require a credit check and everyone is welcomed!

Oyi and its partners are committed to responsible lending and are against reckless lending.Unfortunately, we do not accept blacklisted clients for any of our Credit products.