Going For Gold Vitality Status With Discovery – Step Two

My quest for Discovery Vitality Gold status is well on the way. I’ve completed step one which was the online health assessment. That was the easy bit. Pop onto Discovery’s website , complete a few questionnaire’s and earn immediate points. Step two definitely required a little more work. I needed to arrange for a Discovery Vitality nurse to pop out to my place to get the necessary Preventative Screening Tests completed.  A possible 16 500 points are up for grabs here. Remember that I’m looking for a grand total of 45 000 points to elevate me from Blue to Gold status.

Major kudos to Discovery for making this step really easy. I called a Discovery Vitality nurse on Friday and set up the appointment for Monday morning. Right on time, Angela August popped into my place, and got cracking on the tests. A simple pin prick to the finger and we completed the following tests.


Blood Pressure

HIV Test

Glucose / Blood Sugar

Weight Assessment (BMI)


How many points are on offer for this step of the process?

Screening TestPointsBooster Points
Blood Pressure15001500
HIV Test5000
Glucose / Blood Sugar15001500
Weight Assessment (BMI)2500

The whole exercise took less than 30 minutes. You get 12 000 points just for having the tests completed and you might qualify for an additional 4500 booster points if your cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose readings are within acceptable limits.

If you are a Discovery Health member (on their medical aid scheme), the cost of the Preventative Screening Tests are free. Yip, gratis. If you are simply a Vitality member who doesn’t belong to the scheme, then you will need to cough up R218.

You can either have a Discovery Vitality nurse in the area pop in to complete the tests or visit a Vitality Wellness Network pharmacy.

Ok, step two is out of the way and I’m keen to see how many points I’ve racked up now. Should take a day or two before my points reflect online.

Next step is doing the fitness assessment at the Virgin Active Gym with a Biokineticist. I guess I’m going to get the heart pumping and break a sweat!

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