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Medical facilities in London

by leena77 Online Now Jun 15, 2007 at 11:17 PM

Could anyone tell me about the medical facilities in London? What is the system there? I am from India and am planning to shift there in Oct.
So are medical treatments so expensive there? I am planning for a baby so how much does it cost for a delivery there[aprox]? I have no idea because in Indian it's very different. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Medical facilities in London

    by zuriga Online Now Jun 15, 2007 at 11:29 PM

    England has a national health system. Depending on your visa, it could be you are entitled to free care. The system is slow at times and varies in quality from place to place. There is also private insurance if you want to pay for that. It makes seeing consultants much faster but it's expensive. I think it will really depend on why you are in England and what your visa is about. You could check that with the British Embassy in India.

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    Re: Medical facilities in London

    by leena77 Online Now Jun 15, 2007 at 11:40 PM

    thanks for reply...but I had asked about the city LONDON in Ontario province in CANADA.
    But anyways...thanks for your concern!!

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    Re: Medical facilities in London

    by hawkhead Online Now Jun 16, 2007 at 1:03 AM

    I think you had better re-post in the appropriate forum!

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    by grets Online Now Jun 16, 2007 at 4:03 AM

    They ARE posted in the right forum.

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    Re: Medical facilities in London

    by zuriga Online Now Jun 16, 2007 at 5:18 AM

    Sorry for writing about the wrong London. :-) I think Canada also has a national health system so maybe my answer would be the same for that country. It probably works a bit differently than in the UK, and I should know having lived most of my life in the U.S. But I don't.

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    Re: Medical facilities in London

    by RACCOON1 Online Now Jun 16, 2007 at 5:41 AM

    Google OHIP ( Ontario Health Insurance Plan).

    If you are registered in OHIP your baby will be free.

    But you have to become registered in OHIP first
    which requires landed immigrant status
    and then you have to be a resident of Ontario for
    some designated period of time ( 6 months I believe)
    before you are registeded in OHIP.

    I am not sure what it costs for a baby delivery if you are not
    registered in OHIP.

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    Re: Medical facilities in London

    by madamx Online Now Jun 16, 2007 at 6:37 AM

    In Alberta, a hospital stay averages on1000.00 a day if you don't have coverage, so I expect in Ontario it's approximately the same. Also, you would have to pay Physician's fees on top of that. If you are going to have a baby, you should try and get registered with OHIP. Remember, also, there are prenatal visits to the Doctor, etc., so the costs could be astronomical if you aren't covered.

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