Application Form for a Discovery Hospital Plan

    April 15, 2017

    If your medical scheme membership fees went up significantly at the start of 2017, you will in all likelihood have started looking at hospital plans as a worthwhile alternative. Here we will talk about an application form from Discovery.

    Most South Africans just long to have decent, affordable health care, but with so many other payments to make, they find that comprehensive medical aids are no longer an option.

    A medical aid hospital plan is always a good choice, and the law requires that the medication for the 26 chronic conditions must have coverage.

    Does a Hospital Plan Suit Your Lifestyle?

    Application FormCertainly a hospital plan costs far less than a medical aid, but even so, your medical needs should be looked at. If you’re a young couple with a young family, a hospital plan won’t be adequate. If on the other hand, you’re healthy, a hospital plan can be a great choice.

    Discovery Health offers hospital plans – both basic and elaborate, and you can request an application form from Discovery Health as well as other sources.

    Get An Application Form

    Discovery Health is a non-profit organisation and registered with the Council for Medical Schemes. You’ll find a Discovery Health application forms on their website. You’ll find every kind of application form to join at Discovery and from other sources too. It’s hugely beneficial as you’ll find application forms to –

    • Change bank details
    • join Discovery Health as part of an employer group
    • join Vitality
    • register a newborn baby and many other application forms

    These forms also contain some rules for becoming a member with them. It is up to you to read these rules and also to understand them, as there are exclusions and waiting periods that need to be understood.

    • Fill in the form and print clearly
    • You’ll notice questions such as –
    •  Provide details about yourself, your spouse and your dependents
    • details about your financial adviser
    • what plan you like
    • your employment
    • your banking details


    • Sign the sections they tell you to. Just as an example, if you are applying to become a KeyCare member, you’ll have to sign section 6, 8, 12 and 13
    • Email your completed- and signed form to You can choose to fax it to 011 539 3000
    • you must attach a copy of each applicant’s identity document
    • once your application form has been sent it, your membership will be activated, and you will receive an acceptance- and welcome letter
    • once you send Discovery your application form, they will let you know if certain details are missing or even if they require additional information for underwriting purposes


    If days pass, and you’ve had no form of acknowledgement from Discovery Health.  You can contact them on  0860 100 345.

    So do you sometimes wonder how on earth you can become part of Discovery? They make it easy – it’s the same way their 3 million members have joined. By also finding an appropriate application form and submitting it.


    Please complete the form on this page to get a FREE hospital plan quote

    All info was correct at time of publishing