Moving to Canada for a year and I’m on prescribed medication over in the U.K how will I continue getting them?

They aren’t for anything serious but I do need them so does anyone know how I can go about getting them over in Canada?

What Charlie says is correct. If you are moving to Canada and get a visa that allows you to stay for the year you can get a medical card in Canada and doctors visits are included. However, medical services in Canada are NOT free unless you apply for medical coverage.

If you do not have a residential visa you cannot get on Canadian medicare and you will have to buy private insurance. It is about $220 a month.

Most provinces have a 90 day waiting period before coverage starts.

3 Responses to “Moving to Canada for a year and I’m on prescribed medication over in the U.K how will I continue getting them?”

  • Jerry H says:

    Bring your prescriptions or pill bottles with you. You’re going to need a doctor in Canada anyway, so show them what you’re taking and ask them to prescribe more of the same.
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  • Charlie says:

    Go to a doctor, get a new prescription, go to the pharmacy and buy them.
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  • Chuckles says:

    What Charlie says is correct. If you are moving to Canada and get a visa that allows you to stay for the year you can get a medical card in Canada and doctors visits are included. However, medical services in Canada are NOT free unless you apply for medical coverage.

    If you do not have a residential visa you cannot get on Canadian medicare and you will have to buy private insurance. It is about $220 a month.

    Most provinces have a 90 day waiting period before coverage starts.
    References :

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