What Major Health Services are Provided?

In the Canadian health care system, many services are provided. Services will be adapted to community needs, providing the services that are most often required. The Canadian government health care is more often referred to as Medicare. Here are some of the services that are included in Medicare:

Primary Health Care

This encompasses the services that are considered essential for maintaining health. Some of the common services covered under primary health care include the following:

  • Preventing and treating common diseases
  • Treating injuries
  • Basic emergency services
  • Primary mental health care
  • Referrals for other levels of care
  • Maternity care
  • Childhood care
  • Rehabilitation services
  • End of life care

In addition, there are many other services that are provided by Medicare. If you suspect broken bones, your x-rays will be covered. Hospital care to treat diseases and injuries is covered. When you need to have lab work completed to help determine causes and solutions, those labs are also part of the coverage you get. Immunizations are included, which helps protect the population from deadly diseases. You will even find that many types of surgery are included in this health care coverage.