Discovery Chronic Illness Cover

Discovery Chronic Illness Cover – 2024 Chronic Disease List (CDL)

Discovery Chronic Illness Cover: 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).

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Discovery Chronic Illness Cover - Illnesses CoveredCompare Illnesses Covered Per Plan

(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

Discovery Chronic Illness Cover Application

Make sure you have the following information when you apply:

  • Membership number
  • The beneficiary’s date of birth
  • The ICD-10 code for the condition
  • The doctor’s practice number
  • The name and dosage details of the medicine required

Should you need to contact the Discovery Health Chronic Illness Benefit call centre the telephone number is 0860 400 600.

Discovery Chronic Illness Cover Quote

For finer details and/or pricing on any of the above Chronic Illness Cover, just fill in our Medical Aid Quote Request form and we will get back to you promptly.

If you need help applying, why not make use of our Medical Aid Application Form Help Page, and one of our consultants will contact you to assist.

Finally, we invite you to contact us on +27 21 712 8866 at any point in your decision making process for further information on the Discovery Chronic Illness Cover.

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