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 $765 $3,235 $8,120
Burnaby Hospital $765 $3,235 $8,120
Richmond General $765 $3,235 $8,120
St. Paul's (Vancouver) $765 $3,235 $8,020
Lions Gate (North Vancouver) $765 $3,235 $8,120
Surrey Memorial $795 $3,235 $8,120
Vancouver Children's $895 $5,535 $11,435


Un-Insured Resident Rates

Hospital Name Emergency Room Daily Ward Intensive Care
Vancouver General $385 $1,332
$5,096
Burnaby Hospital $260 $884
$4,147
Richmond General $385 $931 $4,824
St. Paul's (Vancouver) $390
$1,162
$4,394
Lions Gate (North Vancouver) $385 $1,248 $3,577
Surrey Memorial $510 $1,042 $2,945
Vancouver Children's $380 $2,218 $5,022


Sample of Other Charges @ VGH


Non-Residents Un-Insured Residents
MRI Scan $1,750 $641
CAT Scan $1,325 $650
Out Patient Diagnostic Tests $400 $260
Day Care Surgery $1,625 $1,107

BC Ambulance

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

Costs associated with birth

Care of Newborn & Mother - $725
Newborn only - $5,535
Special Care Nursery - $11,435
Complications - $1,200


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 March 2012 and is correct to the best of our knowledge.

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