Choice Launches Medical Check-Up Program For Snowbirds Traveling To Cuba

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Choice Self Directed Healthcare, a leading medical tourism firm, has launched a new and innovative program that takes a proactive approach to managing your healthcare while on vacation in Cuba. In addition to the Medical Check-Up Services, Choice gives Canadian and American patients the option of going to Cuba and Costa Rica for quality medical care in the areas of Dental Surgery, Orthopedics, Cosmetic Procedures, Eye Care and Diagnostic Services at a significant cost savings. Choice also offers Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation treatment in Cuba.

Cira Garcia Clinic is a state of the art facility staffed by fully licensed and well trained physicians, nurses and support staff, providing international patients with an outstanding quality of care comparable to that at leading Canadian healthcare facilities

Choice Self Directed Healthcare, a leading medical tourism firm, has launched a new and innovative program that takes a proactive approach to managing your healthcare while on vacation in Cuba.

For anyone planning a vacation to Havana, Cuba between now and April 30, 2009 please contact Choice Self Directed Healthcare http://www.choice.ca to schedule a complete Medical Check-Up in the Cira Garcia Clinic, a leading healthcare facility in Cuba. The Medical Check-Up includes both an initial assessment and follow-up appointment with a specialist in Internal Medicine, Laboratory Investigations, Cardiology Investigations (Electrocardiogram) and Imaging Investigations (simple radiography of thorax).

"Prevention is vital for the preservation of your health. This systematic examination allows diagnosing possible diseases that, at their early stage, can be detected and treated," said Daren Jorgenson, Founder of Choice. "Cira Garcia Clinic is a state of the art facility staffed by fully licensed and well trained physicians, nurses and support staff, providing international patients with an outstanding quality of care comparable to that at leading Canadian healthcare facilities," added Jorgenson.    

The complete Medical Check-Up will cost international patients $350 CDN per patient and will include a copy of all test results and recommendations as explained by a specialist in Internal Medicine.

Choice Also Offers Complete Healthcare Services:
In addition to the Medical Check-Up Services, Choice gives Canadian and American patients the option of going to Cuba and Costa Rica for quality medical care in the areas of Dental Surgery, Orthopedics, Cosmetic Procedures, Eye Care and Diagnostic Services at a significant cost savings. As an example of the more affordable treatments, a hip replacement costs $60,000 USD in the United States of America, but in Cuba the cost is $8,000 USD, a savings of 86%.

Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation:
In addition to medical check-ups and medical procedures, Choice also offers Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation treatment in Cuba.

Drug and alcohol abuse are major health problems in North America, with many patients remaining untreated. In 2006, the National Survey on Drug Use reported 23.6 million Americans age 12 or over required treatment for alcohol or drug abuse. Of these, 2.5 million people received treatment at a specialty facility. In addition to this, the Canadian Community Health Survey found that 641,000 Canadians age 15 or over (or 2.6 percent of the nations household population) were dependent on alcohol while another 194,000 (0.8 percent) were dependent on illicit drugs.

Addictions Heavy Cost:
Substance abuse exerts a heavy toll on society. A 2001 survey by Brandeis University in suburban Boston found that substance abuse costs the United States $414 billion USD annually. Alcohol use is the largest share of that cost at $166 billion USD. In addition, alcohol and drug abuse causes 120,000 deaths every year in the US. In Canada, drug and alcohol abuse costs the nation $40 billion CDN per year or $1,267 per resident, according to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.

Since it was established in the summer of 2007, Choice has served many Canadian and American patients to help them access high quality healthcare services. Canadian patients typically want to avoid long wait times. American patients are usually uninsured and often would be unable to afford proper care if these low-cost options were not available.

Cuba has had a major medical tourism program for more than 40 years.

To learn more visit http://www.choice.ca or call toll-free 1-866-672-8284.

MEDIA CONTACT:
To interview Daren Jorgenson, Founder of Choice, or a previous Choice patient, please contact us at info (at) choicemedicalservices (dot) com.

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