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. 

If your GP sees you out of hospital

We pay for GP consultations from your available day-to-day benefits. If your GP participates in the Discovery Health GP Network, he or she will be covered in full. You can access the MaPS tool to search for the healthcare professionals who participate in the Discovery payment arrangements.