Screening And Prevention

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What is Preventive Screening?

Preventive screening is important to make sure that medical conditions are detected early. As a Discovery Health Medical Scheme member, you have access to essential screening and prevention benefits.

What we cover

This benefit pays for certain tests that can detect early warning signs of serious illnesses.We cover various screening tests at our wellness providers.

Screening for adults

This benefit covers certain tests such as blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index and HIV screenings at one of our wellness providers.

We also cover:

A mammogram every 2 years

A Pap smear once every 3 years

A PSA test (prostate screening) each year

A bowel cancer screening tests every two years (for members between 45 and 75 years old)

Screening for kids

This benefit covers growth assessment tests, including height, weight, head circumference and health and milestone tracking at any one of our wellness providers.

How we pay

These tests are paid from the Screening and Prevention Benefit. Consultations that do not form part of PMBs will be paid from your available day-to-day benefits.

Additional tests

Clinical entry criteria may apply to these tests:

  • Defined diabetes and cholesterol screening tests
  • Pap smear for cervical screening
  • Breast MRI or mammogram and once-off BRCA testing for breast screening
  • Seasonal flu vaccine for members who are, pregnant, 65 years or older, or are registered for certain chronic conditions
  • Colonoscopy for bowel cancer screening

The MyFamilyHistory and MyBreastCancerRisk Calculator unlock additional screening benefits where clinically appropriate. Once you complete the assessments and have calculated your risk, you may have access to further screening benefits though the Screening and Prevention Benefit.

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