Discovery Health - Chronic illness benefit cover 2019

All Discovery Health Plans provide cover for the 27 prescribed Chronic Disease List (CDL) conditions at 100% MSR (Medical Scheme Rate), subject to a formulary or a monthly medicine amount per condition. This cover needs to be applied for through the Discovery Health Chronic Call Centre and is not limited to a Designated Service Provider (DSP).

(All Plans)
Addison’s Disease Dysrythmias
Asthma Epilepsy
Bipolar Mood Disorder Glaucoma
Bronchiectasis Haemophilia
  HIV and AIDS
Cardiac Failure Hyperlipidaemia
Cardiomyopathy Hypertension
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Hypothyroidism
 Disease (COPD)  
Chronic Renal Disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Coronary Artery Disease Parkinson’s Disease
Crohn’s Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis
Diabetes Insipidus Schizophrenia
Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 Systemic Lupus
Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Ulcerative Colitis


(Comprehensive and Executive Plans Only)
Ankylosing spondylitis Paget’s disease
Behcet’s disease Panic disorder
Cystic fybrosis  
Delusional disorder  
Dermatopolymyositis Polyarteritis nodosa
General anxiety disorder Post traumatic stress disorder
Huntington’s disease Psoriatic arthritis
Isolated Growth Hormone Pulmonary interstital fibrosis
 defficiency Sjorgren's syndrome
Major depression  
Motor neurone disease  
Muscular dystrophy & other  
 inherited myopathies  
Myasthenia gravis Systemic sclerosis
Obsessive compulsive  
Osteoporosis Wegener’s granulomatosis
Should you need to contact the Discovery Health Chronic Illness Benefit Call Centre the telephone number is 0860 400 600. For further information or advice on any of the Discovery Health Medical Aids, please don't hesitate to contact us on +27 21 712-8866.