Family doctors or general practitioners (GPs) are usually the first doctors to visit the patient, diagnose and treat the disease. If you need a specialist physician, your family doctor will usually refer you to a doctor. Of course, the family doctor may ask you for laboratory tests, radiography, ultrasound, and other tests to diagnose the need for referral to a specialist. The family doctor also records and maintains medical records for his patients.
If you have a non-emergency medical problem and are on the family doctor’s waiting list, or if you have a family doctor but appointment is not possible, you can go to the outpatient clinic for medical examination.
Emergency and Emergency Medicine
Emergency services are the best medical services in the world. Telephone number for doctor, dentist, hospital and local clinic, ambulance service and other medical emergencies along with your device. What you do in emergencies and unexpected events depends on the urgency and the danger that threatens the life of the person and must be contacted by calling 911. If necessary, an ambulance equipped with oxygen, cardio equipment, and other emergency equipment, along with trained personnel, will be sent to the accident site.
In Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, the cost of an ambulance is on your own, while in other provinces during the emergency, ambulance is free. In each region of Canada, there are telephone poison control centers that are included in telephone directory books.
By law, all citizens and residents of Canada have public health insurance. All family members, even babies, must have their own insurance card. This insurance does not include dental services. In Ontario, government health insurance is known as the Ontario Health Insurance Plan or Oahib. A certificate by which a person’s health insurance is approved is a plastic card showing the photograph and insurance number.
How to get a health card
One of the things immigrants have to do is get a public health insurance card or card that can be obtained after you arrive in Canada.
However, immigrants are not covered by public insurance during the first three months in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.
Therefore, immigrants are advised to apply for private health insurance from the private company 24 hours prior to arrival in Canada.
Application forms for insurance cards can be obtained from the offices of doctors, pharmacies, hospitals or offices of the Ministry of Health. The form should be submitted after completion, together with the relevant documents, as follows:
• Permanent residence permit
• Provide 2 documents confirming the immigrant’s address (these documents can be a driver’s license, lease contract or bank account)
• Treated by family physician
• Some surgeries
• Some treatments under the supervision of specialists
• Hospital treatments
• Some tests
• Often vaccinations
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