Wellness days information
VITALITY FITNESS ASSESSMENT: COST R425
Earn up to 7 500 Vitality points by completing a Vitality Fitness Assessment, based on your fitness level and other factors. You will earn 2 500 base points and up to 5 000 bonus fitness points (depending on your fitness level). You can do ONE assessment per year. Points reflect on your vitality points monitor after a week and the total points awarded count towards your 30 000 annual maximum fitness points. The cost is R425 which Discovery Health members can claim back if you have a Medical Savings Account with available funds. If you’re a Discovery Life member you can’t claim back. The assessment includes:
- A basic clearance questionnaire
- Your measurements such as weight, height (to calculate BMI*), waist circumference and body fat percentage
- A Wattbike or Treadmill test, functional assessment and flexibility tests.
- You will receive a report and generic exercise program based on your selection.
VITALITY HEALTH CHECK: COST R263 EXCL. HIV
- Blood Pressure
- Glucose and Cholesterol
- Waist circumference
Cost of R263 once a year from your Screening Benefit for the Vitality Health Check. If you don’t have all the screening tests on the same day, you will have to pay for the tests you have later from your Medical Savings Account or your pocket. If you are a Discovery Life policyholder, you will need to pay for the Vitality Health Check yourself. If a waiting period applies to you or your family you can only use the Screening and Prevention Benefit when your waiting period expires. If you have a second Vitality Health Check in a year, it will not be paid for from the Screening Benefit, but as a day-to-day expense. So, you will need to pay for it from your Medical savings Account or from your pocket, according to your Plan type and available benefits. An HIV test can also be done on request which earns you 5000 points, costs are paid by Discovery medical aid from your discovery screening and prevention benefit if you are on Discovery. If you are a Discovery Life policyholder, you will need to pay for the Vitality Health Check yourself.