General practitioners (GP)

A general practitioner or GP is a medical practitioner who gives primary care and specialises in family medicine. A general practitioner treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education for all. They have particular skills in treating people with multiple health issues. 

Consultations at a GP in the GP network

You can use the Discovery Health GP Network for consultations. The Discovery Health GP Network gives you access to cover for GP consultations through the Insured Network Benefit. This is where the scheme pays for the consultation code after your Savings Account balance has been used.

Once the Savings Account has been depleted on the Basic Option, you will still have access to additional GP consultations. The maximum number of consultations we cover for a single member and family each year is:

Single member:2 consultations
Family:4 consultations

On the Enhanced Option, your consultations are not limited