(Closed) NWR – Quebec Bees – medical coverage question

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
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Astra:  Health Care is a provincial responsibility in Canada, not national.

Cataract surgery is covered by the provincial health plan. What is not covered is the insertion of an intra ocular lens. That part is seen as cosmetic as the patient could manage quite nicely wearing glasses after the cataract is removed.

In Quebec, as in some other provinces, cataract patients can  opt out of the wait list for surgery at a public hospital, and pay for surgery at a private clinic. The doctors at those private clinics can only charge for cataract surgery if they have opted out of Medicare- the provincial plan. Doctors who still bill Medicare for procedures are not legally allowed to bill the patient directly- either instead of, or in addition to the medicare payment.

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=6df62eab-b812-4ddf-af12-7293c3fa4a1d

Quebec Medical Plan

http://www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca/en/citizens/health-insurance/pages/health-insurance.aspx

Their contact numbers

http://www.ramq.gouv.qc.ca/en/contact-us/citizens/Pages/contact-us.aspx

This is the website for the Nurseline in Quebec who can also be helpful

http://www.sante.gouv.qc.ca/en/systeme-sante-en-bref/info-sante-8-1-1/

From within Quebec you can phone 811

Their other contact numbers

Quebec region: 418 644-4545
Montreal area: 514 644-4545
Elsewhere in Quebec: 1 877 644-4545 (toll free)

The 811 and the toll free number may not work outside of Quebec.

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