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The healthcare system in Canada is publicly funded and is a unified system of insurance and medical plans, called Medicare. Unlike the US, where almost every third inhabitant of the country has no health insurance, all residents of Canada may be eligible for free medical care. In addition to the national health insurance system, and the province of the country additionally provide free medical services the most vulnerable part of the population - children, the elderly and the unemployed, and the package of additional services often include free medicines. Additional medical insurance to cover a significant portion of the cost of drugs are also included in the compensation package in addition to wages.
Overall, approximately 90% of the population have some form of insurance coverage to the standard drug costs, and only 10% of health insurance do not include these costs. Among the population with insurance to pay for drugs, 11% receive the full benefit for medicines, 69% get drugs almost for free (only slightly paying extra for them out of pocket), and only 10% of medical insurance covers only a certain part of medicines costs drugs - this category of the population forced to pay 35% of their value or more.
Many drugstores in Canada to give birth to each customer a personal file in the database, which is integrated into the database of health insurance companies. In this file are recorded personal patient data indicated the number of his insurance and the presence of contraindications and allergies. When paying prescription drugs on hand pharmacies that part of the cost of drugs, which is covered by insurance is automatically deducted from the total price. In smaller pharmacies such a service can not be, and in this case to receive compensation for the purchase of medicines the patient should contact the insurer.
The process of customer service in online pharmacies in Canada has its own characteristics. Prices of prescription drugs are not indicated in pharmacies. The buyer gives the pharmacist a prescription and prescription drugs are chosen for some time. At the time of waiting the patient receives a small device - something like a pager. When the order is ready, the pager beeps, and then you can go to the cashier to pay for drugs. Payment order, the buyer will have to come to the pharmacist, who will explain how to take medications, and only then the patient will be given a purchase. The tablets are placed in a special jar, and they will be as much as prescribed by a doctor in the course of treatment. In a jar also indicated when and in what quantity should take the drug, despite the fact that the instructions for use enclosed separately.
It is interesting that for people with chronic diseases, who are forced to constantly take medication, in many pharmacies in Canada there is a special service that reminds the patient that it is time to buy the next portion of the drug. The recipe for such drug prescribed by a doctor 1 time per year, but the holiday preparations to carry out certain portions - usually no more than 100 tablets of 1 times.
Non-prescription Canadian pharmacy to buy some painkillers and antipyretics medications for cough, constipation, diarrhea, motion sickness in transport, as well as vitamins, smoking and diet, first aid for minor injuries, burns and cuts, bandages, patches and some other stuff. In the non-prescription drugs insurance does not cover. Antibiotics, cardiovascular drugs, psychotropic drugs, and many other drugs are available only by prescription.
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