What are the Benefits of Private Healthcare?

Although impressive, the universality of Canada’s healthcare system can lead to extensive wait-times. Patients are often forced to wait several weeks to schedule an appointment with their primary care provider. For this reason, many patients often turn to private healthcare for quicker access.

Aside from shorter wait times, what other benefits does private healthcare have?

In this guide, offered by our team of nurse practitioners (NP) at Care& Family Health, we share the many benefits private healthcare has to offer.

Less wait time

Wait times play a key role in the quality of patient care. Longer wait times can affect treatment outcomes and even the patient's quality of life. For example, those suffering from chronic illnesses need regular treatment to manage their conditions. Otherwise, their ongoing symptoms can affect their day-to-day tasks.

One study looked at how long wait times affected 66 patients with chronic pain in Canada. Most of them waited at least three months for an appointment. As they waited for treatment, 94% of the patients reported that they had trouble performing everyday tasks. And 31% frequently missed school and work due to their symptoms.

That’s why more and more people are turning to private healthcare. Wait times are shorter, and patients walk away satisfied.At Care& Family Health, we make it even easier to see your practitioner. With our healthcare app, you can book your appointment from your phone and be seen right away. You spend less time in the waiting room and more time receiving the care you need.

More time with your practitioner

On average, private healthcare practitioners spend twice as much time with their patients than traditional practices. With more one-on-one time, you can thoroughly discuss all of your health concerns, build an ongoing relationship with your nurse practitioner, and receive personalized treatment.

Comfort and convenience

One of the many reasons to choose private healthcare is for comfortable and convenient treatment. Plenty of people feel uncomfortable in a hospital setting. They often fear they may come into contact with disease-causing pathogens. But with private healthcare, you can receive treatment in a comfortable setting. Be it at a private practice, through telemedicine, or at home. And we all know there's no better place to receive treatment than from the comfort of our couch.

Great treatment from experienced practitioners

Our team of nurse practitioners honed their skills working in a hospital setting. Their extensive knowledge and experience give them the ability to provide the same care as a physician, like: 

  • Accurately diagnose and treat a range of conditions
  • Prescribe medication
  • Refer you to a specialist
  • Manage chronic conditions
  • Perform physical examinations
  • Treat bone fractures and dislocations
  • Health counseling and education

From preventative health and disease management to pediatric health, Care& Family Health has you covered.

For more information about private healthcare, connect with us online, and visit our website to get our healthcare app.



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