Caring for mother and baby
With Discovery Health Medical Scheme you have peace of mind that we offer you the best care. You have access to comprehensive maternity and post-birth benefits which are covered from the Maternity Benefit at the Discovery Health Rate. This cover does not affect your day-to-day benefits and depends on the plan you choose:
During your pregnancy
Up to 12 consultations at your gynaecologist, GP or midwife.
Ultrasound scans and prenatal screening
Up to two 2D ultrasound scans and one nuchal translucency or Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) screening (subject to clinical entry criteria).
A defined basket of blood tests per pregnancy.
Pre-and postnatal care
Up to five pre- or postnatal classes or consultations, up until two years after birth, with registered nurse.
For two years after birth
You are also covered for one lactation consultation with a registered nurse or lactation specialist.
GP and specialist care after birth
Your baby under the age of two years is covered for two visists to your chosen GP, paediatrician or ENT.
You also have access to postnatal care, which includes a postnatal consultation, a nutritional assessment with a dietitian and two mental healthcare consultations with a counsellor or psychologist.
Essential registered devices
Cover of up to R5 000 for essential registered devices, for example breast pumps and smart thermometers. You are responsible for a 25% co-payment.