Medical – Dental – Ophthalmic

General Medical Care: Volunteers are required to have a thorough physical examination prior to joining MVSA.  They should also have a dental check-up with any needed dental work being done at that time.  An eye exam should also be undergone to ensure that eyeglasses are adequate if needed.

Dental and Optical: Volunteers will be registered with the government health care plan in the province in which they serve.  This provides basic medical care only.  It does not cover expenses related to dentistry, physiotherapy, eye exams, eye glasses, or prescription drugs.  Volunteers are encouraged to purchase their own optional extended medical coverage before beginning their volunteer term to cover services not funded by the provincial government health plan.

If a serious dental or optical need arises during the first year that is not covered elsewhere, the volunteer must discuss this with Local Leadership. During the second and subsequent years of service MVSA will cover the cost of one routine dental and optical visit/exam. MVSA will cover the costs for any routine dental care required – simple fillings for example.  If updated glasses are required, the lowest cost glasses will be covered.  For those who serve a portion of an additional year, the coverage will be prorated accordingly.

Pre-existingConditions:  When possible, it is our desire to work with those who have a pre-existing health condition. MVSA requires a doctor’sstatement regarding the pre-existing condition(s) and/or a medical exam. If a medical exam is needed, it will be at the expense of the applicant.

MVSAwill cover up to $100 per month on pre-existing conditions.  If medical expenses for pre-existing conditions are more than $100 per month, local leadership will explore with the volunteer ways of raising the support needed to cover these expenses.

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