Medical Services Associated With Travel
The Excluded Services Regulation of the Health Services Insurance Act lists various medical services, which are not insured under the provincial health care plan. Immunization and examination for the purpose of travel, employment and emigration are excluded services. Therefore, patients should be billed directly for the following services:
- visits to obtain advice/information on health issues associated with travel;.
- visits to obtain a prescription (e.g., for malaria pills) for travel purposes. This may arise when a patient visits you in the first instance, and also when a patient has already visited a nurse at a travel health clinic and is thereafter instructed to attend at a physician’s office to obtain a prescription; and
- visits to receive an immunization for travel purposes.
As is the case with all uninsured services, patients must be advised in advance that a service is uninsured, that there will be a fee for the service and what the fee will be.