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The reality of our public health system unfortunately involves delays that can prove to be much longer than expected. Private clinics are therefore an attractive solution when you need medical exams. However, many people are dissuaded by the cost of services in a private clinic and instead suffer their health problems while waiting for the public system. Thanks to Blue Cross, you don’t have to choose between your health and your budget.
Time is very valuable today, and the idea of sitting for hours in a hospital or CLSC waiting room is hardly appealing. With Blue Cross’s diagnostic services guarantee, you can make an appointment for your medical exams when it’s convenient for you. Most private labs offer flexible hours and provide results quickly.
Sometimes, basic medical exams or blood tests aren’t enough for a proper diagnosis. Tomography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), for example, may be necessary. Unfortunately, waiting times in the public system can be as long as several weeks if not months. With Blue Cross, you avoid the wait and anxiety by getting an appointment right away in a private clinic. And by receiving the results quickly you put an end to your worries and can start treatment faster, if necessary.
Not only can you avoid waiting times, Blue Cross’s health insurance also gives you greater privacy if you need to be hospitalized. We never know when we may need to go to the hospital. An accident, illness or chronic disease can happen any time and require hospitalization. If you require a hospital stay for short-term care, you’re better to be as comfortable as possible. Blue Cross health insurance reimburses 100% of the cost of staying in a semi-private hospital room, with no deductible. Blue Cross also offers a semi-private room in a rehabilitation or convalescence centre.
Our health insurance coverage includes access to our member assistance program and the Blue Advantage discount program, both designed to help you better manage your health and enhance your well-being.