by Linda Straker
- General Hospital CT Scan and Dialysis fees between EC$125 and EC$3,500
- 41 CT services will be available
- Fees published in 11 November 2022 edition of Gazette
The government has published fees for 2 new services that recently became available at the General Hospital, as well as the procedure for a citizen to be exempt from paying the service fees.
The 2 services are Renal Replacement Therapy Services, also called dialysis treatment, and Computer Tomography Services, otherwise known as CT scans. Both services began trial stages earlier in the year.
The fees are published in the 11 November 2022 edition of the Gazette — the official publishing medium for the Government of Grenada. According to the publications signed by Health Minister Jonathan La Crette per the General Hospital Authority Act, the services will range from EC$125 to EC$3,500.
41 CT services will be available, costing from EC$500 to EC$3,500. A full body scan will cost EC$3,500 and there will be a varying amount for scanning different body parts.
These include a CT scan of the Brain without contrast EC$650; with contrast EC$750. CT scan for perfusion/stroke will be EC$1,000; CT scan of the Auditory Canal, Temporal and Mastoid Bones without contrast will be EC$600; with contrast EC$750. CT scan of the Chest in high resolution will be EC$900; CT scan of the Abdomen and Pelvis with dual contrast will be EC$950, and cardiac studies will be EC$1,100.
The Renal Replacement Therapy fee ranges from EC$660 to EC$125, with a full exemption for those who qualify.
An individual may be exempt after a thorough assessment with the hospital authority. “A patient who wishes to receive an exemption under Regulation 4 shall make an application for an exemption by completing and submitting to the Authority an assessment form as set out in Schedule III,” said the Regulation.
“The Authority shall assess every application, patient, and applicant, as the case may be, to determine the tier classification of the patient.” The regulation provides guidelines to determine tier classifications between 1 and 3.
Some of the questions to be answered for an exemption or reduction to be considered include the applicant’s educational background, marital and employment status, as well as income and expenditure.