Medical Appliances

These are external appliances provided by a Discovery Health network of orthotists and prosthetists. The Medical and Surgical Appliance Family Limit is R15 315. Authorisation is required for appliances over R1 000 each. You are responsible for the difference in cost when using a non-DSP.

Separate benefits are available for the following appliances:

Hearing aids
The Scheme pays up to R19 275 per hearing aid per beneficiary every 2 years. Authorisation is required. Clinical motivation by ENT required for beneficiaries younger than 60 years.

Wheelchairs
The Scheme pays up to R24 100 per beneficiary per year for wheelchairs.
1 wheelchair every 2 years per beneficiary. Call us for authorisation on 0860 222 633.

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