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.

Cover for specialists is according to your Health Plan:

We pay for out of hospital specialist consultations from your available Medical Savings Account, and cover in hospital consultations from your Hospital Benefits. If your specialist participates in the Discovery Health payment arrangement, he or she will be covered in full both in- and out-of-hospital. You can access the MaPS tool to search for the healthcare professionals who participate in the Discovery Health payment arrangements.