Moving to Victoria BC for Healthcare
Moving to Victoria BC for healthcare? You’re not alone; people from across the province that are in need of special healthcare services or treatment can usually find it in Victoria.
British Columbia is a geographically huge place with all sorts of communities in remote and less than accessible areas. People who live in these small towns and rural communities can face difficulties during a health crisis. If you need access to diagnostic equipment and treatments that are hundreds of kilometres from home, what do you do?
It’s not always practical to commute to these health services, especially if you require treatment for an extended period, or even the rest of your life. Sometimes it just makes more sense to move closer to the healthcare services that you need.
With two large hospitals (Royal Jubilee and Vic General) and several smaller hospitals and health centres within the Greater Victoria area you can access almost any type of health service here. For information about healthcare services in Victoria check out the Vancouver Island Health Authority which provides health care to people on Vancouver Island, on the islands of the Georgia Strait, and in the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet.
If your healthcare needs dictate that you relocate to be closer to services or the treatment that you require, you’ll find that moving to Victoria BC for healthcare might be just what the doctor ordered.
These healthcare services in Victoria, BC. Are these sevices available for US citizen that are planning to live and retire in Victoria, BC ?
What are the requirements for the retirees to be eligible in healthcare in the country as a non – CAN citizen ? or if possible to apply for CAN citizen. Thank you.
Healthcare services are available, but as a retiree you would have to carry your own healthcare insurance to cover costs. Immigration is possible, from what I gather, as a retiree you would need a family member to sponsor you. You can find out more at Citizenship and Immigration Canada