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Some test wait times now available on MyHealthNB

By Brad Perry May 7, 2024 | 4:18 PM

Do you want to know how long you may wait for a CT scan or an MRI? There is now an app for that.

Wait time information for non-urgent medical imaging tests has been added to the MyHealthNB website and mobile app.

The data includes wait times for CT scans, MRIs, bone density scans, ultrasounds, and mammograms at Horizon Health facilities.

Officials noted that data from Vitalité Health will be added as it becomes available.

“We believe that, by giving New Brunswickers more information about the health-care system, we will help them become more engaged with their own care,” Health Minister Bruce Fitch said in a news release.

The wait time reflects the time from when a patient is referred by a physician to when the test is completed. The dashboard will reflect the typical maximum wait times for each service, for most patients, over a 30-day period.

The dashboard does not include wait times for medical imaging tests of an urgent nature, which are completed as rapidly as required.

Officials added that more data is expected to be made available later this year, including emergency room wait times.