Canadian Hospital Rates

As a Visitor to Canada, even a short stay in the hospital can cause financial hardship. Outlined on this page are some sample costs taken from across Canada. We strongly recommend that you purchase at least $50,000 of coverage when visiting Canada.

Non-Resident Rates

Hospital Name Emergency Room Daily Ward Intensive Care
Vancouver General Hospital $750 $3,530 $13,665
Burnaby Hospital $765 $3,235 $8,120
Richmond General $765 $3,235 $8,120
St. Paul's Hospital (Vancouver Downtown) $750 $3,530 $9,885
Lions Gate Hospital (North Vancouver) $765 $3,235 $8,120
Surrey Memorial Hospital $795 $3,235 $8,120
BC Children's Hospital $995 $7,133 $13,665
BC Women's Hospital $750 $7,133 $13,665
Toronto
Sunnybrook Hospital $800 $3,700 $5,560
Montreal
McGill Health Sciences $700 $4,120 $12,270


Un-Insured Resident Rates

Hospital Name Emergency Room Daily Ward Intensive Care
Vancouver General $335 $1,456
$5,247
Burnaby Hospital $260 $884
$4,147
Richmond General $385 $931 $4,824
St. Paul's (Vancouver) $335
$1,476
$5,292
Lions Gate (North Vancouver) $385 $1,248 $3,577
Surrey Memorial $510 $1,042 $2,945
BC Children's Hospital $465 $3,328 $4,416
BC Women's Hospital $335 $3,328 $4,416
Toronto
Sunnybrook Hospital $400 $1,720 $3,600
Montreal
McGill Health Sciences $700 $4,120 $12,270


Sample of Other Charges @ VGH


Non-Residents Un-Insured Residents
MRI Scan $1,850 - 2,500 $700 - 800
CAT Scan $1,650 - 2,000 $750 - 850
Out Patient Diagnostic Tests $400 $260
Day Care Surgery $3,000 - 4,000 $1,300 - 1,500

BC Ambulance

Ground - $530
Helicopter - $2,746 /hr

Costs associated with birth

Care of Newborn & Mother - $1,000- $1,500
Newborn only - $3,500 - 5,500
Special Care Nursery - $10,000 - 12,000
Delivery/Case Room (normal) - $1,350
Delivery C-Section (w/ anesthesia) - $2,310
Complications - $1,300 - 3,000


This information is intended to show the average cost of a day's stay in a Canadian hospital, or as an out-patient to the Emergency Room.  Doctor's fees, ambulance charges and out-patient prescription medication expenses are extra.

All amounts shown are in Canadian dollars.

This information is current to Feb 2017 and is correct to the best of our knowledge.

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