Medical specialists

A specialty in medicine is a branch of medical science. After completing medical school, physicians or surgeons usually add to their medical education in a specific specialty of medicine by completing a multiple year residency. Medical practitioners who take on a medical specialty are known as medical specialists.

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