Posted on November 04, 2014

The NHIC today clarified that dermatological diseases such as acne and vitiligo are covered within Seha’s schedule of benefits, as long as the treatment of the condition is not cosmetic in nature

Members can visit their provider of choice within the Seha provider network and seek treatment for such conditions with full confidence in their coverage. The doctors involved will draw up a medical plan of treatment for the member and submit this to Seha to maintain a structured course of action for treatment of these types of illnesses. Cases that are not clear whether medical or cosmetic will be introduced to a committee of medical experts from the public and private health sectors to provide its opinion. Members have the right to inquire about their cases with NHIC at a time of their convenience.

Information and updates on the scheme are available at the Seha website and through social media at and Members can also call the Seha call centre on telephone 4020 8444, or alternatively visit the customer care centre located on the sixth floor of Amwal.