Choosing a Medical Aid in South Africa


 

  

  

Discovery Health Medical

 

Discovery health medical has been around for more than twenty years and is now the biggest medical scheme in South Africa.

 

Discovery Health Medical AidThe company prides itself on its many innovations and the fact that they enjoy a very high customer satisfaction rate. The company also enjoys an excellent international credit rating.

 

They offer many different plans that aim to make provision for every possible need and budget. The company is especially focused on helping members to live healthier lifestyles and to remain fit. They do this by means of several reward programs.

 

How does Discovery medical help people to be healthy?

 

The Discovery medical aid realizes that people need specific goals before they can be motivated to achieve anything. That is why the scheme has implemented certain benefits that aim at motivating members to lead more active and healthy lifestyles. These benefits include the following:

 

  •           There is a gym benefit that requires members to pay only a small once-off activation fee and a modest monthly amount. This will make them full members of Virgin Active. Every time a member goes to the gymnasium he earns points. These points are added to the member’s vitality points, increasing the reward earned by the member. 
  •             Members are also issued with a Discovery credit card. If this card is used to pay for gym membership points are earned and it is even possible to receive cash back on gym fees. 
  •             Discovery encourages its members to take part in certain sporting events and participants are rewarded with points. It is not only those that are fit that can enter such events; everybody is encouraged, regardless of the level of fitness. 
  •           Members are able to schedule fitness assessments at the cost of Discovery. This will allow them to embark upon a balanced exercise regime. 
  •             Member can also schedule wellness and nutritional assessments. These assessments also help members to lead healthier lifestyles by changing their diets and by following the guidelines provided by the professionals that conduct the assessments. Members that volunteer for such assessments also receive points and even discounts. 
  •            Members of all the various Discovery medical aid plans are able to book preventive check-ups. Glucose levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels are checked on a regular basis and in this way potential diseases can be avoided. 

The various tests and benefits listed above all aim to help members to improve their lifestyles and to enjoy better health and an improved quality of life. Some of the assessments can even be done online while others may require a visit to the doctor. Very few other schemes take such an active interest in the overall wellbeing of their members.

 

Discovery Health medical scheme offers potential members nineteen different plans. These plans are designed to make sure that everybody is able to afford at least some cover.

 

Many people cannot afford comprehensive cover but they still need to make provision for major medical expenses in cases of accidents and where hospitalization is required. In such cases a straight forward Discovery hospital plan may be the best solution. All the plans offer cover for those conditions contained in the Minimum Benefits list, as prescribed by law. © Medical Aid Plan