Health Vantis Blog

Airlines Safety Measures, an Update

Travelling by air nowadays can be perceived as unsafe due to potential exposure COVID-19. However, if you have to fly, we prepared a short summary of 5 airlines.  We looked at 2 Canadian airlines – Air Canada and WestJet and 3 US – United, Delta and American to give you an update on safety measures […]

Travel Insurance and Medical Complication Insurance – Which One Will You Need?

Many countries opened their borders to Canadian travellers mid to end of summer 2020. And even though the US-Canadian border still stays closed to all non-essential travel, travelling for medical reasons is considered essential by the US government. Many Canadians are at least starting to think about travelling. Getting proper insurance for your trip is […]

Private GYN Surgery During COVID-19

The pandemic put many Canadians on a longer surgical waitlist. Among those are women waiting for an elective GYN surgery such as hysterectomy. The procedure can be approved for many reasons among them are endometriosis, uterine fibroids and uterine prolapse. Unfortunately, there are no private options for GYN surgery in Canada. Health Vantis can assist […]

Elective Surgery During COVID-19 – Yes or No?

How do you determine whether to proceed or wait with your elective surgery during COVID-19 pandemic? There are many things to consider. Among them are your overall health and age, and if the outcome of your surgery would be the same if you were to wait a few months. If you are a relatively young […]

EMG In Canada

EMG’s (Electomyography) is a diagnostic test utilized to assess the condition of the muscles and nerve cells that control them.  Many things can be ruled out or diagnosed with this test such as carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle dystrophy or Lou Gehrig disease. The wait times vary province to province.  Based on conversations with customers, some provinces […]

5 Tips While Flying During COVID-19

5 Tips If You Travel During COVID-19 Travel seemed to come to a complete halt a few months back due to the pandemic.  As restrictions have lifted and summer has arrived, people have started to slowly resume their willingness to travel.  While there is risk no matter what you do right now, traveling is one […]

August 2020 Newsletter

  5 Tips If You Travel During COVID-19 Travel seemed to come to a complete halt a few months back due to the pandemic.  As restrictions have lifted and summer has arrived, people have started to slowly resume their willingness to travel.  While there is risk no matter what you do right now, traveling is […]

Wait Time Updates – COVID-19

Update On Wait Times During COVID-19 It is no secret Canada has some of the longest medical waits times out of all Universal Health Care countries.  Due to the COVID shutdowns and non-urgent surgeries being put on a temporary hold, you would think there would be significant increases in wait times.  In Nova Scotia with […]

Flying With Back Pain

5 Tips for Flying with Back Pain Back pain is one of the most common ailments people suffer from.  It can limit your activity level and make some things such as traveling difficult to do.  Sitting for long periods of time and lugging or carrying heavy items such as your baggage can be a deterrent.  […]

Cancer Treatment in the US

Cancer diagnosis could be devastating on an individual and the family. When we talk to cancer clients it is usually because they want a second opinion or are unwilling to wait for a diagnostics or treatment. We have access to one of the best cancer treatment centres in the US. Their locations are in all […]