Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

Health care is complicated here. It's readily available, but it takes time to find the right fit. Once you come, you have to apply to a local doctor who is a primary care person--your first stop for everything. Most are not accepting new patients. For any issues of concern that require a specialist, the wait is several months long. If you can get routine stuff taken care of in the US before you go or while on leave, just do that. For emergencies, you'll be cared for well in the children's hospital or the adult hospital. We spend a lot out of pocket, file with our own insurance, and then even eventually get reimbursed for glasses, chiropractic, dental, prescriptions, etc. We also have the local MSI state-run insurance. That covers the "pre-screening" that the family doctors do and emergency room visits, or surgeries in the hospital. - Sep 2020


No real health concerns. Medical care is very good, but medical services are overstretched, with challenges in obtaining a local doctor and very long wait times for many specialist services (think six months to a year). Mission employees are covered under the local provincial health plan. There are no private services in the province, so anyone looking to jump the queue for service wait times would have to go back to the U.S. or to another province that offers private services for pay. - May 2018


no, good but not up to US level for hi-tech critical care. - Feb 2010


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