Consult your doctor before choosing how you screen for colon cancer. We offer points for these two screenings but you will only receive points for the screening you select.
Colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon). He or she uses a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscopy to look at the colon. A colonoscopy helps find polyps which may become cancerous or detect cancerous tumours in the early stages, before they spread. The procedure last between 30 to 60 minutes.
Faecal Immunochemical Test or Faecal Occult Blood Test. Members 50 and older can earn points for doing a Faecal Immunochemical Test or Faecal Occult Blood Test.
Colon Cancer Screenings
Earn Vitality points
All Vitality members who are 50 years and older will earn Vitality points for having a colonoscopy or a faecal immunochemical test or a faecal occult blood test.
2 500 Vitality points will be awarded once a year for 10 years.
Members who are within the 10 year period of having had a colonoscopy will not receive points for doing another colonoscopy or a faecal immunochemical test or a faecal occult blood test.
If you are claiming the cost of this screening from a medical scheme administered by Discovery Health you do not need to submit proof as points will be awarded automatically. Please allow 7 days for these points to be awarded.
If not, submit proof of your screening on the Claim Vitality Points page for your points to be awarded. Please allow 48 hours for processing, you can then check that these points have been awarded on your Vitality Points Monitor.
Colon Cancer screenings
Contact your healthcare professional to have the desired test done.
Paying for the test
If the procedure is authorized the procedure is paid for by Health, Hospital Benefit. If the procedure is not authorized by Discovery, it pays from the members MSA/Day to day benefit.
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.