Discovery to pay for all Coronavirus care for members
Cover for other scheme members depends on your benefits — and how badly you get infected
Discovery Health Medical Scheme, the country’s largest open medical scheme, will fund the costs of tests and treatment for its members who contract the coronavirus. To be eligible for this cover, however, your illness must be confirmed as a case of Covid-19.
As the flu season starts in mid-March, more people will start showing signs of flu, which are also the first signs of the coronavirus. If you suspect you have the virus and are sent for tests, but test negative, your scheme will only provide its usual benefits, which for Discovery members means any costs incurred for tests will be paid from their medical savings accounts...