Discovery Health is South Africa’s largest administrator of medical schemes

Discovery Health is the leading medical scheme administrator in South Africa, providing administration and managed care services to over 3.3 million beneficiaries. The business has a market share of over 40% in the overall medical scheme market in South Africa, and manages 18 restricted medical schemes on behalf of leading corporate clients, as well as Discovery Health Medical Scheme, South Africa’s largest open medical scheme.

The Discovery Health Medical Scheme is an independent non-profit entity governed by the Medical Schemes Act, and regulated by the Council for Medical Schemes. It is administered by a separate company, Discovery Health (Pty) Ltd, an authorised financial services provider.

Innovative and comprehensive health coverage

Discovery Health offers a fully integrated, value-driven healthcare operating system, centred on meeting the full spectrum of healthcare needs. Discovery Health successfully operates beyond traditional administration and managed-care services, and provides ongoing product innovation, best-in-class service excellence, effective claims risk and fraud management, as well as the coordination and management of the quality of clinical services.

Unique Discovery Health features

Discovery HealthID

HealthID provides doctors with a more complete view of patients’ medical history and test results. This ensures better integration and coordination of healthcare.

Discovery MedXpress

Discovery MedXpress is a convenient cost-effective medicine ordering service, particularly for monthly chronic medicine.

Discovery HomeCare

Discovery HomeCare is a unique home-based healthcare service for medical scheme members that offers high-quality nursing and care-worker support in the comfort of the patient‘s home.

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