Cover for advanced illness
As a Discovery Health Medical Scheme member, you access to a comprehensive palliative programme. This programme offers unlimited cover for approved care in the comfort of their own home or in a hospice facility.
Registering on the Advanced Illness Benefit?
To register, your doctor needs to complete the Advanced Illness Benefit (AIB) application form and send it back to us on email AIB@discovery.co.za. Access to the Advanced Illness Benefit is voluntary and is subject to clinical entry criteria.
Advanced Illness Benefit (AIB)
Members on the Advanced Illness Benefit have access to the following:
Access to specialized telephonic support
Comprehensive home-based care
Personlised support and counselling
Support from a dedicated care coordinator
The Advanced Illness Benefit pays for services provided by a multidisciplinary team. We will pay for healthcare services provided by any of the healthcare professionals represented in the palliative multidisciplinary team, according to a specific basket of care and the agreed individual member care plan. These costs will not affect your day-to-day benefits, and will be paid at the Discovery Health Rate (DHR) from the Hospital Benefit.
Advanced Illness Member Support Programme (AIMSP)
The Advanced Illness Member Support Programme (AIMSP) is a proactive programme aimed at providing members living with a serious illness with an extra layer of support. The purpose of the programme is to engage members and their family to connect them with a care team that includes healthcare professionals and counsellors trained to support members with advanced illness.