Canada has one of the best health care systems in the world. It is unique in many ways. Our health care system offers universal coverage for necessary health care services provided on the basis of need, rather than the ability to pay. Some occupational therapy services are paid for by this universal health care coverage and some occupational therapy services are paid for by extended health insurance plans, or “fee for service” by the client or family.
Health Canada is the federal department responsible for overseeing health care in Canada. Medical coverage in Canada is known as ‘medicare’. Services are delivered by each of the country’s provincial and territorial health care plans.