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Critical Illness Insurance

How much do additional treatment, services and equipment cost?

We've gathered a few cost estimates for treatment, services and equipment that you might need if you or your child are diagnosed with a critical illness or condition.

  Canadian Dollars
Private nursing (per hour) 33 - 55
Treatment at Mayo Clinic
(Rochester, Minnesota)
Coronary artery bypass; 1-4 vessels, hospital stay 5-7 days 74,900 - 90,950
Modified radical mastectomy; one breast, hospital stay 2-3 days 23,647 - 28,890
Radical prostatectomy, hospital stay 2-3 days 37,664 - 43,870
Radiation therapy for cancer for 6 weeks 53,500 - 74,900
Kidney transplant (living donor), hospital stay
5-8 days
149,800 - 246,100
Heart transplant, hospital stay 2-4 weeks 283,550 - 449,400
Housekeeper (per hour) 25 - 30
Home care bed 1,000 - 8,000
Home renovations  
Ramp 1,000 - 10,000
Stair lift 3,500 - 18,000

The cost estimates are based on costs provided by a limited number of health care institutions, suppliers and contractors and are subject to change. They are intended to provide you with some idea of the costs that may be experienced. Actual prices for such treatment, services and equipment may vary significantly from those shown depending upon particular circumstances, including the supplier of the services and the province of residence.

Costs for treatment at Mayo Clinic have been converted from US dollars to Canadian dollars assuming a conversion rate of $1.07 Canadian to $1.00 US. Prices will vary depending on, among other things, the length of hospital stay. They do not include travel, food and lodging. For transplant surgeries, medical expenses incurred while waiting are not included.

Sources: Transplant Financial Services/Mayo Rochester, 2008 and Estimating Services/Mayo Rochester, 2008