Vitality Health Check

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The Vitality Health Check has been enhanced and will now be made up of 5 measures, including blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, height, a BMI assessment which includes weight, height and waist circumference and signing a non-smokers declaration. You can earn up to 20 000 Vitality points depending on how many results are in range.

You and your family can complete the Vitality Health Check at a Vitality Wellness Centre, any pharmacy in the Vitality Wellness Network, at a Discovery Wellness Day or at your nearest Discovery Store.

Book a Vitality Health Check by contacting any provider in Vitality Wellness Network or call 0860 99 88 77 for information to complete your Vitality Health Check.

Get started

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

Need to know

  • The Vitality Health Check costs R180.
  • Members of most medical schemes administered by Discovery Health (Pty) Ltd, are covered for one Vitality Health Check a year from your Screening and Prevention Benefit – it won’t impact your day-to-day benefits (If you are in a general waiting period, your medical scheme does not cover this).
  • 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.
  • You can complete a Vitality Health Check at any Clicks, Dis-Chem, Pick n Pay pharmacy or independent pharmacy in the Vitality Wellness Network, at a Vitality Wellness Centre, at a Discovery Wellness Day or at your nearest Discovery Store.
  • Once you complete a Vitality Health Check at a recognised facility, your results are submitted automatically. Please allow 7 days for your points to reflect.

If you complete your health checks at a GP or other authentic test facilities we need you to send us your official results by submitting your results on the Claim Vitality Points page. Please allow 48 hours for processing, you can then check that these points have been awarded on your Vitality Points Monitor.

Vitality points

All Vitality members aged 18 years and older can earn up to 20 000 Vitality points with Vitality Health Check each year, depending on how many of your five results are in range. You can go for more than one check in a calendar year, but you’ll only earn Vitality points once a year.

Should any of your results be out of range during your Vitality Health Check, and you take steps to improve them, you may choose to redo those tests at a later stage during the year to see if you are in range. If your results are in range your bonus points will be automatically adjusted accordingly. Please be aware that each of these individual tests need to be paid for separately and are not covered by the screening and prevention benefit of your medical scheme plan administered by Discovery Health (Pty) Ltd. You can find an example of how this works here.

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

Assessment Goal Range
Weight assessment which includes weight, height and waist circumference for men and women 18 years and over Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9 OR BMI between 25 – 29.9, and a waist circumference of less than 94cm for males and less than 80cm for females
Blood pressure Reading of 140mmHg/90mmHg or less
Glucose Reading of less than 7.8 mmol/l
Cholesterol Reading of less than 5 mmol/l
Smoking status Non-smoker for a minimum of 12 months

Health measures during pregnancy – Please speak to your healthcare provider about healthy weight gain during pregnancy and monitoring your health measures. We understand that an expecting mother’s weight assessment and cholesterol reading may be flagged as being out of range. Vitality will award the member these points as if they are in range because the healthy ranges are not applicable for these readings during pregnancy.

Glucose test – 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 Vitality Wellness Centres or pharmacies registered on the Vitality Wellness Network or call 0860 99 88 77 for information to complete your Vitality Health Check.

Get Started

Find a full list of Vitality Wellness Centres or 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 20 000 points

Claim points manually

If you are not claiming the cost of your screening, assessment or vaccination from a medical scheme administered by Discovery Health you can claim your Vitality points here.