What is a DSP (designated service provider)?
A primary healthcare provider or group of providers who deals with your family's day-to-day basic healthcare needs or deals with the diagnosis, treatment and care in respect of one or more prescribed minimum benefit condition. Your medical scheme can in some cases require that you make use of the services of this particular service provider (doctor or hospital), in order to reduce costs. If you choose not to, you will be required to make co-payments if there are any.
Susan Erasmus is a freelance writer for Health24.