The university attaches great importance on the health of students, staff and the neighbouring community. In achieving this, SUA has a newly-refurbished Health Centre at Main Campus, which is manned by qualified medical professionals and specialists. Of recent, SUA has also acquired the Solomon Mahlangu hospital, which was previously owned by the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa.
This hospital which is based at SMC is also manned by qualified medical professionals. Though these facilities, SUA therefore offers high level of medical services and has a system of referring sick students and staff to referral hospitals within the country. Students are required pay a medical capitation fee as stipulated in the fee structure. University staff also contribute to the running of these medical services through a SUA Community Health Fund.