ROCHESTER, MN and CALGARY, AB, May 9 /CNW/ - Mayo Clinic has announced a new health insurance option that will allow Canadians
to access Mayo Clinic expertise and care. The product, called MyCare, is provided by Assured Diagnosis Inc. (ADI) and will be available
nationwide in Canada, initially excluding Quebec. MyCare policyholders
will have access to Mayo Clinic expertise delivered remotely via an
electronic second opinion consultation, as well as on-site care at Mayo
Clinic campuses in Jacksonville, Fla., Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz., and Rochester, Minn.
"Mayo Clinic has provided hope and solutions for tens of thousands of
Canadians over the past 90 years. We look forward to the opportunity to
extend our expertise to Canadians through the MyCare offering," says
David Hayes, M.D., medical director of the International Office at Mayo
Clinic. "Our Canadian patients, just like those from the U.S. and other
parts of the world, tell us that they appreciate our team approach, the
breadth of our knowledge and expertise, and our efficiency. They
entrust their care to Mayo Clinic because they are able to find answers
and peace of mind. It is our honor and privilege to provide timely,
high-quality care to over a half million patients each year, in
virtually every subspecialty of medicine."
Many Canadian patients pay their Mayo Clinic bills out of pocket. "We
are particularly pleased that this option will allow others to
experience Mayo Clinic when they need us most — at the same time
reducing the financial burden they may incur," says Dr. Hayes. "The
remote second opinion, or 'eConsult,' provides the foundation for the
MyCare offering. It will allow people to access Mayo Clinic expertise
remotely, in some cases perhaps precluding their need to travel to Mayo
Clinic for care. For those for whom in-person care is deemed
appropriate or necessary, the MyCare program also offers that option.
"To most Canadians, Mayo Clinic is synonymous with excellence in health
care," says Jim Viccars, president and CEO of ADI. "ADI is honoured to be partnered with Mayo Clinic, which combines compassionate
and efficient health care with the best in medical technology; the
latest procedures and treatments; and modern, exceptionally
Mayo Clinic enjoys many long-standing relationships with patients and
providers in Canada. Canadians have been travelling to Mayo Clinic for
care since the 1920s. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a
About Mayo Clinic
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and education for people from all walks of life. For more information,
visit www.mayoclinic.org/canada, www.mayoclinic.com and www.mayoclinic.org/news.
About Assured Diagnosis Inc.
Assured Diagnosis Inc. (ADI) is a Calgary-based (Alberta, Canada)
company whose sole purpose is to provide Canadians with choice in their
health care decisions when serious illness arises. ADI's MyCare
insurance program is intended to provide Canadians a lasting connection
to Mayo Clinic. For more information on the MyCare offering, visit www.mycare.ca/mayoclinic.
VIDEO ALERT: Additional audio and video resources, including comments by
David Hayes, M.D., are available on the Mayo Clinic News Blog.
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