Sounds like most of the questions asked here have been answered by everyone.
Yes, FCSC is a private clinic. I was quoted over $2,000 (I origingally put in the price, but took it out just incase their price changed or they change their protocol - not sure the exact protocol though.)
Like everyone has been saying, you would just need a requesition from your GP.
I've been thinking about this all weekend. Its kind of a lot to consider with the price and what may be happening in the future that could be covered under a study or normal procedure. But I know we all don't want to wait any more time than we have to.
Also, if we get the test done, then what? I mean, I don't believe anyone around is doing the stents or ballooning here in Canada yet. I guess its a good idea if you just want to know for now. Or if you are willing to travel to get the procedure done......
So much to think about! And then of course, as many posters here talk about, the risks associated with it......
I guess I'm confusing myself more than anything!
One thing I do know for sure is, is that if we keep pressing and asking for this to be taken seriously........the more people that talk about it with their Doctors, the sooner this will become a reality. Also, I think its so great to information share on this forum. I think everytime we open a link to a news story on a website, the website will see the increased traffic and notice it. I think they are more likely to look further into that story if its the 'most read' or 'most emailed' story of the week.
If anyone gets the scan done at False Creek, please pass on your experience!!