What We Do

British Columbia

  • What are the wait times in British Columbia?

     

    1993                    2013                    Difference

    10.4 Weeks        19.9 Weeks         +91%

    Waitlists in B.C. are longer than the Canadian average.

    The provincial government has posted a waiting list website which on the surface appears to indicate that the waits are not unreasonably long. Not withstanding this website, we continue to get calls from British Columbians in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and other areas, who are in their second or even third year of waiting. How can this be? The answer is that the website only measures the length of wait after a surgery date has been set at a hospital. The problem is that this only measures one small element of the waiting time, the length of wait after being given a “firm” surgical/hospital date.

    By the way, the website states that there is no evidence that wait times are shorter in countries which have two tier (private and public) medical systems. This is of course, complete nonsense. The waitlists in France for example, are non-existent. There are no waits for medical care.

    The Fraser Institute publishes an annual list of the median number of weeks that patient’s wait after been referred to a specialist by their G.P. Bear in mind that these are average waits. 50% of patients wait longer than these numbers.

     

    Local Options

    B.C. residents have more options for private medical services than those in other provinces. Everything from primary medical care (G.P.’s and family physicians) to diagnostic procedures (MRI’s, CT scans, PET scans, ultrasound services, nuclear bone scans, gastroscopies, colonoscopies etc), to surgical procedures (cataract surgeries, vertebroplasties, orthopedic surgery, pacemaker implantation, hernia repair, carpal tunnel release, discectomies, etc) is available privately, within B.C., through Timely Medical.

    U.S. Options

    We are able to facilitate virtually any medical procedure at one of our partner hospitals in the U.S.. Typical U.S. referrals include cancer biopsies/treatment, hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement, spinal surgery, sleep disorder studies, advanced pain management, cardiac procedures including angioplasties, ablation and by-pass surgeries. All of these procedures are available through Timely Medical, at first rate medical facilities in 22 American hospitals in 13 U.S. states.

     

     

Alberta

  • What are the wait times in Alberta?

     

    1993                    2013                    Difference

    10.5 Weeks        23.3 Weeks         +122%

    The length of wait in Alberta is longer than the national average.  The Fraser Institute publishes an annual list of the median number of weeks that patients wait for treatment after been referred to a specialist by their G.P.  Bear in mind that these are average numbers. 50% of patients wait even longer than these numbers indicate.

    Local Options

    The provincial government continues to promise changes to Ministry of Health policy which will allow private delivery of health care. So far there have been few changes.

    B.C. Options

    B.C.’s private healthcare system is thriving. Because of this, we bring hundreds of Alberta residents out here every year for ambulatory surgery. For more serious surgeries, not offered in the private system, we send down to bordering states in the U.S.

    U.S. Options

    Timely Medical Alternatives has been able to negotiate exceptional discounts for our clients at 22 U.S. hospitals in 13 states. In some cases, the client has saved over 80% off of the U.S. average price for that particular procedure. One hospital that we work with in Montana is a popular choice among Albertans. However, during the winter months, most Albertans prefer to go to our facility in Phoenix.

     

Saskatchewan

  • What are the wait times in Saskatchewan?

     

    1993                    2013                    Difference

    9.8 Weeks        25.7 Weeks         +162%

    Waitlists in Saskatchewan are longer than the Canadian average

    The Fraser Institute publishes an annual list of the number of weeks that patients wait for treatment after having been referred to a specialist by their G.P.

    Local Options

    Private surgery is not allowed in Saskatchewan. Because of this, we receive calls, daily, from Saskatchewan residents who are looking for private options. We are able to send them for most types of surgery in either Montreal, QC or Vancouver, BC

    U.S. Options

    We are able to facilitate virtually any medical procedure at one of our partner hospitals in the U.S.. Typical U.S. referrals include cancer biopsies/treatment, hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement, spinal surgery, sleep disorder studies, advanced pain management, cardiac procedures including angioplasties, ablation and by-pass surgeries. All of these procedures are available through Timely Medical, at first rate medical facilities in Washington State.

Manitoba

  • What are the wait times in Manitoba?

     

    1993                    2013                    Difference

    10.5 Weeks        25.9 Weeks         +146%

    Waitlists in Manitoba are much longer than the national average

    The Fraser Institute publishes an annual list of the number of weeks that patient’s wait for treatment after having been referred to a specialist by their G.P. Bear in mind that these are average waits. 50% of patients wait even longer than these numbers indicate.

    Local Options

    Private surgery is not allowed in Manitoba. Because of this, we receive calls, daily, from Manitoba residents who are looking for private options. We are able to send them for most types of surgery in either Montreal, QC or Vancouver, BC

    U.S. Options

    We are able to facilitate virtually any medical procedure at one of our partner hospitals in the U.S.. Typical U.S. referrals include cancer biopsies/treatment, hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement, spinal surgery, sleep disorder studies, advanced pain management, cardiac procedures including angioplasties, ablation and by-pass surgeries. All of these procedures are available through Timely Medical, at first rate medical facilities in Washington State.

Ontario

  • What are the wait times in Ontario?

     

    1993                    2013                    Difference

    9.1 Weeks        13.7 Weeks          +51%

    Waitlists in Ontario are slightly lower than those in other provinces.

    The Fraser Institute publishes an annual list of the number of weeks that patients wait for treatment after been referred to a specialist by their G.P. Bear in mind that these are the average wait times. 50% of patients wait even longer than these times.

    Local Options

    Private surgery is not allowed in Ontario. Because of this, we receive calls, daily, from Ontario residents who are looking for private options. We are able to send them for most types of surgery in either Montreal, QC or Vancouver, BC

    U.S. Options

    We are able to facilitate virtually any medical procedure at one of our partner hospitals in the U.S.. Typical U.S. referrals include cancer biopsies/treatment, hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement, spinal surgery, sleep disorder studies, advanced pain management, cardiac procedures including angioplasties, ablation and by-pass surgeries. All of these procedures are available through Timely Medical, at first rate medical facilities in Washington State.

New Brunswick

  • What are the wait times in New Brunswick?

     

    1993                    2013                    Difference

    12.3 Weeks        31.9 Weeks          +159%

    Waitlists in New Brunswick are second longest in Canada and are almost twice the national average.

    The Fraser Institute publishes an annual list of the number of weeks that patients wait for treatment after been referred to a specialist by their G.P. Bear in mind that these are the average wait times. 50% of patients wait even longer than these times.

    Local Options

    New Brunswick residents routinely travel to Quebec or B.C. for private medical care. Everything from primary medical care (G.P.’s and family physicians) to diagnostic procedures (MRI’s, CT scans, PET scans, ultrasound services, nuclear bone scans, gastroscopies, colonoscopies etc), to surgical procedures (vertebroplasties, orthopedic surgery, pacemaker implantation, hernia repair, carpal tunnel release, discectomies, etc) is available privately, within B.C., through Timely Medical.

    U.S. Options

    We are able to facilitate virtually any medical procedure at one of our partner hospitals in the U.S.. Typical U.S. referrals include cancer biopsies/treatment, hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement, spinal surgery, sleep disorder studies, advanced pain management, cardiac procedures including angioplasties, ablation and by-pass surgeries. All of these procedures are available through Timely Medical, at first rate medical facilities in 22 American hospitals in 13 U.S. states.

Nova Scotia

  • What are the wait times in Nova Scotia?

     

    1993                    2013                    Difference

    11.3 Weeks        25.8 Weeks          +128%

    Waitlists in this part of the country are 50% longer than the national average.

    The Fraser Institute publishes an annual list of the number of weeks that patients wait for treatment after been referred to a specialist by their G.P. Bear in mind that these are the average wait times. 50% of patients wait even longer than these times.

    Local Options

    Private surgery is not allowed in Nova Scotia. Because of this, we receive calls, daily, from Nova Scotia residents who are looking for private options. We are able to send them for most types of surgery in either Montreal, QC or Vancouver, BC.

    U.S. Options

    We are able to facilitate virtually any medical procedure at one of our partner hospitals in the U.S.. Typical U.S. referrals include cancer biopsies/treatment, hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement, spinal surgery, sleep disorder studies, advanced pain management, cardiac procedures including angioplasties, ablation and by-pass surgeries. All of these procedures are available through Timely Medical, at first rate medical facilities in Washington State.

     

Prince Edward Island

  • What are the wait times in P.E.I.?

     

    1993                    2013                    Difference

    17.1 Weeks        40.1 Weeks          +134%

    Waitlists in this part of the country are over twice as long as the national average.

    The Fraser Institute publishes an annual list of the number of weeks that patients wait for treatment after been referred to a specialist by their G.P. Bear in mind that these are the average wait times. 50% of patients wait even longer than these times.

    Local Options

    Private surgery is not allowed in PEI. Because of this, we receive calls, daily, from PEI residents who are looking for private options. We are able to send them for most types of surgery in either Montreal, QC or Vancouver, BC.

    U.S. Options

    We are able to facilitate virtually any medical procedure at one of our partner hospitals in the U.S.. Typical U.S. referrals include cancer biopsies/treatment, hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement, spinal surgery, sleep disorder studies, advanced pain management, cardiac procedures including angioplasties, ablation and by-pass surgeries. All of these procedures are available through Timely Medical, at first rate medical facilities in Washington State.

Newfoundland

  • What are the wait times in Newfoundland

     

    1993                    2013                    Difference

    10.6 Weeks        23.7 Weeks          +124%

    Waitlists in this part of the country are much longer than the national average.

    The Fraser Institute publishes an annual list of the number of weeks that patients wait for treatment after been referred to a specialist by their G.P. Bear in mind that these are the average wait times. 50% of patients wait even longer than these times.

    Local Options

    Private surgery is not allowed in Newfoundland. Because of this, we receive calls, daily, from Newfoundland residents who are looking for private options. We are able to send them for most types of surgery in either Montreal, QC or Vancouver, BC.

    U.S. Options

    We are able to facilitate virtually any medical procedure at one of our partner hospitals in the U.S.. Typical U.S. referrals include cancer biopsies/treatment, hip/knee/shoulder joint replacement, spinal surgery, sleep disorder studies, advanced pain management, cardiac procedures including angioplasties, ablation and by-pass surgeries. All of these procedures are available through Timely Medical, at first rate medical facilities in Washington State.