When you first arrive in British Columbia, you need to:
- Enrol in the provincial health insurance program
- Get a BC Services Card
Enrol in Provincial Health Insurance
All eligible residents of British Columbia are required to enrol for B.C. health insurance which is called the Medical Services Plan (MSP).
Get Your BC Services Card
After you are qualified for health insurance, you will receive a notice that explains how to get your BC Services Card.
Your entire family - including your spouse and children - are included on your MSP enrolment form. Once your family is qualified for health insurance, you will receive information about how each family member can get a BC Services Card.
Temporary Immigrant Status with MSP
You will receive a Non-Photo BC Services card in the mail once you are qualified for B.C. health insurance.