Medical and Surgical Appliances

The following medical appliances are funded on the Standard Care Plan, subject to the annual Family Limit of R9 030 for Medical and Surgical Appliances per year.

Hearing aids
1 pair of hearing aids every 2 years per beneficiary, subject to the annual Family Limit for Medical and Surgical Appliances. Clinical motivation by ENT required for beneficiaries younger than 60 years.

Wheelchair
1 wheelchair every 2 years per beneficiary, subject to the annual Family Limit for Medical and Surgical Appliances.

External appliances provided by orthotists and prosthetists
Authorisation is required for appliances over R1 000 each. You need to use a provider on the Discovery Health network of orthotists and prosthetists, our Designated Service Provider (DSP). You are responsible for the difference in cost when using a non-DSP.

External appliances provided by providers other than orthotists and prosthetists.
Authorisation is required for appliances over R1 000 each. You are responsible for the difference in cost when using a non-DSP.

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