Discovery Hospital Plan

    July 31, 2014

    You will feel reassured when you choose a Discovery hospital plan. Discovery offers the widest range of plans in the medical aid market. They know that everyone’s circumstances are different, and we have many tailored plans to suit all South Africans. Their hospital plans range from basic hospital cover to the most comprehensive care you could wish for.

    Because Discovery Health is a giant organisation it can keep hospital and other costs low so that you pay less. Over two and a half million people in the country are members of Discovery.

    Discovery Health has been rated AA+ by Global Credit Ratings and because they have reserves of over R9 billion, you can be sure they will always pay out on your Discovery hospital plan and other claims. Discovery says it can even achieve up to fifteen percent lower contributions for you compared with other medical aid organisations.
    Discovery Hospital Plan

    The most basic Discovery hospital plan options

    With Discovery you can choose from a wide range of Discovery hospital plan benefits. They have a large network of hospital and associated healthcare services. They make agreements about pricing with hospitals, specialists, GPs and pharmacies so that you can get the lowest costs possible. They have developed tools so that you don’t have fees to pay when you see a hospital specialist or GP, when you get blood tests or when you have a hospital stay. You can also get low-priced medicine both in and out of hospital.

    Complete and submit the form to get hospital plan quotes

    The Discovery website lists procedures in hospitals that are covered by Discovery, and there is an online tool to find out about these. Your condition must be covered on our list of conditions, and your doctor can help you fill out a form if you have an ongoing illness.

    Discovery also provides technologically advanced health care. This includes cancer treatment. With an Executive or Comprehensive plan you can get expensive new medicines or some treatments that you cannot get in South Africa.

    Discovery Health covers all procedures listed as benefits in your health plan. Discovery Health members can check which procedures or treatments are available. If you do need to go to hospital, you will need to call us to confirm your admission to hospital as soon as possible.

    Discovery Health Rate

    You can easily find the professional service providers with which Discovery has an agreement under your specific hospital plan. This saves you money because these professionals have agreed to a charge to you of the Discovery Health Rate.

    Not only does Discovery we treat you for an illness you have, they also help you find out about health care problems early. Benefits can include many different preventive tests, from cholesterol tests to help prevent heart problems and other illnesses to HIV screening.

    In emergencies, staff can access your health information when you’re not able to give it to them, which may be life saving.


    Our plans offer a basic Discovery hospital plan called Keycare to complete cover and the best affordable care. You make your own healthcare decisions and choose a plan to suit your needs.

    Complete and submit the form to get hospital plan quotes

    All info was correct at time of publishing