I now have first-hand experience with the Canadian Medical System...I give it 2 thumps up. Everyone in the Emergency Room at Penticton Regional Hospital was efficient & friendly....and I hope to never see any of them again! When looking up my symptoms on WebMD and talking with my sister (an R.N.) both resulted in "go to the emergency room".....my stubborn self finally gave in. My chest pains were NOT a heart attack, thank goodness....and I'm good to go for the rest of the trip (I hope). The pains moved to my back & I still feel like I'm being stabbed...but the doctor says that should go away...hopefully soon. My supply of Aleeve, Advil, Tylenol PM, Ice Packs & Heating pads are being put to good use.