That which has been seen/Vasectomy Snip-all

garion333 wrote:
Vector wrote:

It's been 6 months since my consultation and hadn't heard anything back. Called today just to get any sort of update and was told that they aren't doing any right now and best estimate is probably 18 months out. I've also been put on a different doctor's list; one that is still doing vasectomies. I asked if I had to do the consultation all over again and they didn't know. As far as I'm concerned, I'm back at square one. I love living in Canada but this is one of those times where the myth you here south of the border about our healthcare is 100% true.

Likely related to health crunch from Covid and vasectomy being a low priority for overall health?

That's exactly it. Before COVID, I already had to wait 1 year to get a consultation but after that it was supposed to be a "short" wait. They were not clear on what that meant but it was supposed to be less than 6 months. The other factor is that the BC government has shifted priorities and rules a bunch of times and we're going through our 3rd wave.

Vector wrote:
garion333 wrote:
Vector wrote:

It's been 6 months since my consultation and hadn't heard anything back. Called today just to get any sort of update and was told that they aren't doing any right now and best estimate is probably 18 months out. I've also been put on a different doctor's list; one that is still doing vasectomies. I asked if I had to do the consultation all over again and they didn't know. As far as I'm concerned, I'm back at square one. I love living in Canada but this is one of those times where the myth you here south of the border about our healthcare is 100% true.

Likely related to health crunch from Covid and vasectomy being a low priority for overall health?

That's exactly it. Before COVID, I already had to wait 1 year to get a consultation but after that it was supposed to be a "short" wait. They were not clear on what that meant but it was supposed to be less than 6 months. The other factor is that the BC government has shifted priorities and rules a bunch of times and we're going through our 3rd wave.

That sucks compared to my in and out experience. COVID is the wooooorst. Definitely ruined so much and killed a hell of a lot of people. Good luck getting everything scheduled and completed eventually.