Vitality Check

Vitality Check

Vitality Check

Earn thousands of Vitality points for learning about your health! The Vitality Health Check identifies your risk for chronic diseases of lifestyle by testing your blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and weight.

You and your family can complete the Vitality Health Check at any Clicks, Dischem, Pick n Pay or independent pharmacy in the Vitality Wellness Network, or at a Discovery Health Wellness Day or Discovery Wellness Centre.

Find a full list of pharmacies in the Vitality Wellness Network or call 0860 99 88 77 for information to complete your Vitality Health Check.

New Vitality Wellness centres now open

New Vitality wellness centres are now available for your convenience.

You can complete your Vitality Health Check, Vitality Nutrition Assessment and Vitality Fitness Assessment at these Wellness Centres.

Book your appointment and earn thousands of Vitality points.

Get started

Find a full list of pharmacies registered on the Vitality Wellness Network or call 0860 99 88 77 for information to complete your Vitality Health Check.

Earn up to 12 000 points

  • The Vitality Health Check costs R145.
  • If you’re a Discovery Health member, we’ll cover the cost of the yearly Vitality Health Check from your Screening and Prevention Benefit – it won’t impact your day-to-day benefits (If you are in a general waiting period, Discovery Health does not cover this).
  • You can complete a Vitality Health Check at any Clicks, Dischem, Pick n Pay pharmacy or independent pharmacy in the Vitality Wellness Network.
  • Once you complete a Vitality Health Check at a recognised facility, your results are submitted automatically.

Vitality points

Earn up to 12 000 Vitality points with Vitality Health Check each year! You can go for more than one check in a calendar year, but you’ll only earn Vitality points once a year. As a main member, you’ll earn Vitality points when you complete the Vitality Health Check, as will your spouse and dependants over 18. Earn bonus Vitality points if your test results are within the goal range.

All Vitality points automatically reflect on your Vitality Points Monitor within two weeks.

AssessmentVitality pointsGoal rangeBonus points
Weight assessment500Body mass index between 18.5 and 24.9 and a waist circumference of less than 102cm for men and less than 88cm for women2 500
Blood pressure500Reading of 140mmHg/90mmHg or less2 500
Glucose500Reading of less than 7.8 mmol/l2 500
Cholesterol500Reading of less than 5 mmol/l2 500

If you complete a Vitality Health Check at a Vitality Wellness Network pharmacy, a Discovery Health Wellness Day or Discovery Wellness Centre, your results will be submitted automatically. If you complete your health checks at a GP or other authentic test facilities we need you to send us your official results by emailing us on claimvitalitypoints@discovery.co.za or by faxing us on (011) 539 7347.

Discovery Health covers the cost of R145 once a year from your Screening Benefit for the Vitality Health Check. If you don’t have all the screening tests on the same day, you will have to pay for the tests you have later from your Medical Savings Account or your pocket. If you are a Discovery Life policyholder, you will need to pay for the Vitality Health Check yourself. If a waiting period applies to you or your family you can only use the Screening and Prevention Benefit when your waiting period expires.

If you have a second Vitality Health Check in a year, it will not be paid for from the Screening Benefit, but as a day-to-day expense. So, you will need to pay for it from your Medical savings Account or from your pocket, according to your Plan type and available benefits.

Body mass index (BMI) – BMI is a widely accepted, reliable indicator of a person’s weight status. As a screening tool it is appropriate for the majority of the population. However, because the BMI calculation is dependent only on a person’s weight and height it may give an inaccurate indication of body composition in certain populations, for example in pregnant women and body builders. In these cases body fat percentage or waist circumference measures may be more accurate.

Health measures during pregnancy – Please speak to your healthcare provider about healthy weight gain during pregnancy and monitoring your health measures. BMI and waist circumference as health measures do not apply during pregnancy. Other measures taken during a Vitality Health Check and Wellness Day may also change, which can affect the evaluation of your health status. If you put these results into your Vitality Health Review, it can affect the accuracy of your Vitality Age, the feedback you get and the goals we recommend for you. A variation in your heart rate response to exercise means the Vitality Health Check is also not suitable during pregnancy.

Glucose test – If you are planning on doing your glucose test during the Vitality Health Check, it is important to know that this is a random test, so you don’t have to fast before the test. If you do eat or drink anything before the test, it will affect your glucose reading. So for a more accurate result it is advisable to not eat for about two to three hours before the test.

Get started

Find a full list of pharmacies registered on the Vitality Wellness Network or call 0860 99 88 77 for information to complete your Vitality Health Check.

Earn up to 12 000 points

Find a full list of pharmacies registered on the Vitality Wellness Network 

Remember to make your appointment before the time and take your Discovery membership card and ID document with you.

Earn up to 12 000 points