The best medical aid for you: Discovery Health Medical Scheme

The medical aid of choice is Discovery Health Medical Scheme. It is South Africa’s largest and most stable medical scheme by far, with over 2.6 million members, the widest plan range, over R11 billion in reserves and the highest possible credit rating (AA+) for our ability to pay claims.

Our rich benefits, competitive contributions and excellent service have resulted in us being voted SA's most loved medical aid by members, doctor practices, employers and financial advisers.


5 Reasons we're your best choice for medical funding:

medical aid contributions
Lowest contributions

We contain healthcare costs and pass these savings on to you – our health plan contributions are as much as 14% lower than those of all South African medical schemes. Why not get a quote?

full cover medical aid
Richest benefits, features and full cover choice in our networks

Always enjoy full cover and avoid co-payments when you visit a specialist or GP who we have a payment arrangement with, get medicine on our day-to-day preferred medicine list or use hospitals in our network.

Medical aid benefits
Save on HealthyCare products, stem cell banking, optometry and more

Discovery Health and Vitality offer savings of up to 25% from a comprehensive list of HealthyCare products at Clicks and Dis-Chem, up to 25% off stem cell storage and other Netcells® Biosciences offerings plus you can save 20% off frames and lenses at an optometrist in the Discovery Health Network.

medical aid rewards programme
Vitality: Get healthy, get rewarded

Join Vitality , the world’s leading science-based wellness programme that encourages you to get healthier and gives you astounding rewards. You can save up to 80% on your gym fees, up to 25% on HealthyFood items at Pick n Pay or Woolworths , up to 25% on HealthyGear items at Totalsports and Sportsmans Warehouse, up to 35% on local and international flights and up to 50% on accommodation.

Discovery apps
Our technology unlocks the best of care

Get the most from your health plan through our Discovery app and website. Permit your doctor to digitally access your health record and write electronic prescriptions, through our award-winning app for doctors, Discovery HealthID . Our online booking facility and virtual consultations allow you to conveniently connect with your doctor.

HealthyCare benefit

Vaccinate against the flu!
Vaccination against flu can protect you and your family, keeping you away from the doctor, hospital casualty visits, even hospital admissions. Find out all you need to know.

Health and fitness devices

Health and fitness devices Claim up to R750 from your available day-to-day benefits when you buy a wearable fitness device.

Get Healthy

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Discovery HomeCare offers members quality care in the comfort of their home instead of hospital.

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