Waitlists in Ontario are comparable to those in other provinces.
The Fraser Institute publishes an annual list of the number of patients waiting for treatment after having had their first meeting with a specialist. The numbers for Ontario are:
|Ontario Numbers on Waitlists|
B.C. residents have more options for private medical services than those in other provinces. Everything from primary medical care (G.P.’s and family physicians) to diagnostic procedures (MRI’s, CT scans, PET scans, ultrasound services, nuclear bone scans, gastroscopies, colonoscopies etc), to surgical procedures (cataract surgeries, vertebroplasties, orthopedic surgery, pacemaker implantation, hernia repair, carpal tunnel release, discectomies, etc) is available privately, within B.C., through Timely Medical.
We are able to facilitate virtually any medical procedure at one of our partner hospitals in the U.S.. Typical U.S. referrals include cancer biopsies/treatment, hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement, spinal surgery, sleep disorder studies, advanced pain management, cardiac procedures including angioplasties, ablation and by-pass surgeries. All of these procedures are available through Timely Medical, at first rate medical facilities in Washington State.
Quebec is the only Canadian province where we can access total knee and hip joint replacement surgeries.
On a scale of 1 – 10, Ontario is a “1″ in terms of acceptance of private alternatives.
We would love to help. Contact us directly for estimated costs of the range of medical procedures we are able to access.