General practitioners (GP)

A general practitioner (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.

If you consult with your GP out-of-hospital

We pay for GP consultations from your available day-to-day benefits and cover in hospital consultations from your Hospital Benefit. If your GP participates in the Discovery Health GP Network, he or she will be covered in full, both in- and out-of-hospital.