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The Transnet-Phelophepa Healthcare Train brings health and hope to citizens that are in need of access to health-care facilities from 17th to  21st 2021, and again from 24th  to 28th  May  2021 

The Healthcare Train helps thousands of rural South Africans annually in need of access to health-care facilities.

The Phelophepa Train services include a healthcare clinic, eyecare clinic, dental clinic, and a counselling and psychology clinic.

Free healthcare services offered include:

  • Healthcare education
  • A complete physical assessment

Patients pay R5 for the entire script of medicines.


Eyecare clinic services include:

  • Free eye tests
  • Spectacles @ R30. The eye clinic does not issue bi-focal lenses.
  • Eye drops @ R5. 

Note: The eye clinic does not offer eye operations.


Counselling and psychology clinic services include:

  • One-on-one sessions
  • Workshops targeting schools, communities, workers, teachers
  • Topics covered include leadership, drug and alcohol abuse, sexuality and tools to deal with physical and emotional abuse


Dental clinic

  • Free screening and education
  • Extract and cleaning of teeth @ R10
  • All services are offered on a first come, first served basis.
  • Bring along your clinic card and child's immunisation certificate.
  • Pleas continue to take your CHRONIC medication before and after you have visited the Train
  • All the health services are free to children 15 years and younger.
  • All students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian
  • All students in grade R Grade 3 in Ashton schools will be have a  eye and dental  screening done at  their schools

The train opens at 08h00 and closes at 14h30. Each patient will be issued with a sticker upon their arrival. Patients are encouraged to come early. Strict Covid protocols will be observed. 

The Phelophepa train arrives in Ashton  on 15th  MAY 2021  and opens for service to the public on Monday 17TH May 2020 at Ashton Station.

Services will end early on Friday 28th  May , the last day of the Ashton stay. 


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ALL Services FREE to children 15 years & younger.


More information about the Transnet Phelophepa Health Care Train can be obtained from Dave van Schalkwyk at Langeberg Municipality at 023 626 8200 or 082 8960 629 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..