Steve Biko Academic Hospital

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital is a purely tertiary healthcare institution, rendering specialized and highly specialized services to medically referred patients..

The SBAH offers a top range of medical services:

Excellence in provision of quality tertiary health care

Help Desk

012 354 1590/1597
Office hours only


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Out Patients Services

No walk-in patients will be seen (Poli-clinic patient services).


A hospital sensitive to the needs of the community

Visiting Hours

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital has strict visiting times - please keep to them:
14:30 – 16:00
19:00 – 20:00.


Commitment, innovative ideas and team spirit

Patients Admission / Registration

Please make sure that you bring the documentation with.


What is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a specialist who treats the foot, surgically, as well as biomechanical.

Podiatrists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of systematic and local conditions, which may affect the feet and lower limb such as:

  • General foot problems
  • Growth and development
  • Diabetes and its complications
  • Arthritis
  • Vascular problems
  • Sports injuries

Podiatrist also analyse the biomechanics of the lower limb and foot.

Abnormal movement may result in foot, ankle, knee, hip and lower back pain in the young and elderly.

Podiatrist are registered with the HPCSA (Health Professionals Council of South Africa)

Contact Number 012 354 1921

Do you suffer from general foot problems?

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Onychomycosis (Fungal infection on toenails)
  • Plantar warts
  • Growths
  • Diabetes and vascular complications
  • Arthritis
  • Toe and foot deformities

Does your child suffer from?

  • Pigeon toes
  • Bow legs
  • Knock knees
  • Flat feet

When you play sport do you suffer from?

  • Foot, knee, leg, hip or lower back pain
  • Arch and heel pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • ITB
  • Runners knee


  • Thick toenails
  • Corns and calluses
  • Ulceration
  • Arthritis

How do podiatrist treat?

  • In shoe devices and inner soles (Orthotics)
  • Minimal invasive surgery
  • Exercise therapy
  • Shoe advice
  • Practical health advice
  • Removal of growths
  • Treat diabetic and vascular ulcers
  • Diabetic assessments

Important Information

  • Emergency Patients: Only Priority 1 and 2 patients will be seen at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. These are patients in need of Emergency Specialist Medical Care, i.e. life threatening within 2 hours, which cannot be rendered at the Regional- or District Hospital, the clinic or the Medical practitioner.
  • Steve Biko Academic Hospital is a academic hospital. No walk-in patients will be seen.
  • Children are not allowed to visit in Paediatric wards for infection control purposes.


Steve Biko Academic Hospital Board-Robert Kerr Trust Health Programme

Steve Biko Academic Hospital Board-Robert Kerr Trust Health Programme reconnects qualifying financially and socially disadvantaged hearing-impaired people to the world of sound and a meaningful life.

Hearing is a basic sense, an obvious function that is often taken for granted. It connects us to people, our environment. We play, talk, express, learn and experience in sound and words. We live and love by it. For hearing-impaired people, the world can be a silent, isolated place and life’s options can be limited.

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