|Medical Facilities and Health Information||
The level of public health and sanitation in Canada is high. Canada’s medical care is of a high standard but is government-controlled. Quick and easy access to ongoing medical care is difficult for temporary visitors who are not members of each province’s government-run health care plans. Many physicians will not take new patients. Access to a specialist is only by referral and may take months to obtain. Emergency room waits can be very long. Some health care professionals in the province of Quebec may speak only French.
Traveler’s medical insurance is highly recommended even for brief visits. No Canadian health care provider accepts U.S. domestic health insurance, and Medicare coverage does not extend outside the United States. Visitors who seek any medical attention in Canada should be prepared to pay cash in full at the time the service is rendered.
|Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved||99%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved||0.2%|
|Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved||100%|
|HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate||0.3%|
|Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population||3.2|
|People Living with HIV/AIDS||68,000|
|Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population||2.07|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved||0.2%|
|Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved||100%|
|Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved||99%|
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