Infographic: What is a patient charge?

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Organization: Health Canada

Date published: February 2020

If an enrolled physician or dentist…

Charges and insured resident…

For an insured service…

An amount in addition to the amount paid by the provincial or territorial health insurance plan…

That is extra-billing.

Other charges (e.g., for supplies) related to the provision of insured health services…

Are user charges.

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