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03-10-2014, 04:33 AM   #1
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Hi everyone!

I'm new in this forum, I found it yesterday looking for some help to my personal problem, I really would wish that someone could help me...

I have the opportunity to move to Canada with a Working Holiday Visa, wich let me 1 year for searching a job. I have Crohn and I use Remicade in my country for free, but I need a health insurance to enter in Canda and nobody wants me as a client because the cost of Remicade is very expensive. Could you tell me some company that cover this medicine?? It doesn't matter where is this company from, just that covers it.

Thank you very much!!
03-10-2014, 05:39 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome have you tried remistart or Johnson & Johnson? I know they helped my hubby with his Remicade.
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03-10-2014, 05:58 AM   #3
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I'm in Canada (Ontario) and for 6 months my daughter was on Remicade. There is a company called BioAdvance that contacted me once my daughter was put on the medication. They connected me to infusion locations and appointments and helped me to pay some of the cost. They also suggested I apply for the Trillium grant that would pay for it as well. My income was too high but it may help you if you are moving to Ontario. I don't know if other provinces have a similar program to Trillium. The first step with Canadian health care is to get a GI. It can take up to 6 months once you have health insurance. Im not sure what country you are in, but the procedures for care here are different than say the US. You can't just call up a doctor and make an appointment with a specialist. You need a referral.

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03-10-2014, 08:39 AM   #4
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Thank you very much!!! Your information really helped me a lot!!! I was a little bit lost in this topic... (and a little bit stressed as well). I hope everything works well from this moment.

Best wishes to all of you!!
03-10-2014, 10:56 AM   #5
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What province are you moving to? There are groups here that may be able to help more specifically. I know there is an Ontario group, probably all the others too. Good luck in your move.

03-10-2014, 11:07 AM   #6
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I am thinking about moving to Alberta, because I have heard that there are more jobs offers and all spaniards go to Ontario (but I am open to any destination). For me is like an adventure, but I am a little scared for the problems of my Crohn disease 's treatment, but I don't want to miss this opportunity.
03-10-2014, 06:26 PM   #7
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Contact the crohns and colitis foundation of canada. I am sure they have an Alberta chapter and could connect you to how to get a GI, etc there. Otherwise check here for an Alberta Members group and post there. I'm sure someone can give more specific help. I will be happy to answer all I can. I came to Canada from the US 17 years ago on a work Visa and know it was an adjustment for me. I am sure there are answers that can be found.

03-15-2014, 09:15 AM   #8
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Johnson and Johnson will cover the Remicade if u do not have ins. And if u do end up getting ins u xan contact remistart and they will cover part of what ur ins dont cover.

I have blue croos blue shield and they cover my Remicade.
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