Vacationing in Canada? We can provide you with Emergency Medical, Evacuation and Trip Cancellation Insurance for your vacation. Medical costs are increasing in Canada for Visitors. Don’t forget if you are a Canadian citizen and have been abroad for an extended time you will need to purchase Visitors to Canada insurance while you re-satisfy the residency waiting period on your provincial health care plan.
Snowboarding Injury Seo, a 17-year-old, was snowboarding. While going over a jump, he fell and experienced a sudden loss of feeling in his lower extremities. Seo was sent by air ambulance to the nearest hospital, where he was admitted. Tests showed swelling around his spine, but luckily, no fractures. Seo remained in the hospital for one week and was then discharged with anti-inflammatory medication. His claim was $23,400. Abdominal Pain Results in Surgery Sebastian was visiting from Switzerland, when he started experiencing acute upper abdominal pain. His family took him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with gallstones, requiring surgery. He had complications following surgery resulting in infection and sepsis. Requiring him to stay in the hospital for 14 days. After he was released he had to return to hospital daily for IV antibiotic therapy for another 7 days. His total claim was $66,200. Heavy Hockey Hit Results in Aneurysm A 19-year-old hockey player visiting from Europe was hit during hockey practice. Later that evening, he experienced vomiting and a headache. The man’s trainer took him to the hospital, where he had a CT scan, revealing a brain aneurysm. The patient was taken into surgery, and the aneurysm was coiled. He stayed in hospital for 19 days. His total claim was $51,300. Aortic Aneurysm Results in Surgery A 54-year-old Mexican Man was visiting his family in Canada when he developed acute abdominal pain and was taken to the ER and had surgery for an aortic aneurysm. He spent 5 days in hospital and his claim was $133,200. ER Visit for UK Traveller An 80-year-old woman from the UK suddenly fainted. She was taken to ER and admitted for observation overnight. It was determined that she had low blood pressure. Although she spent less than 24 hours in hospital her claim was $4,900.