Ministry of Health
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The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost effective and timely health services are available for all British Columbians.
- Health & Drug Coverage
Learn more about the Medical Services Plan and PharmaCare for B.C. residents.
- Accessing Health Care
Find a healthcare service provider and how to apply for financial aid when you need to travel for medical purposes.
- Health Forms
A collection of health-related forms.
- Health Care Complaints
Learn how to submit a complaint about health-care services.
- Office of the Provincial Health Officer
The provincial health officer is the senior public health official for B.C.
- Aboriginal Health
The Aboriginal Health Directorate applies an Aboriginal lens to health policy development and program implementation for the Ministry of Health.
- B.C. Guidelines
Clinical practice guidelines and protocols that provide recommendations to B.C. practitioners on delivering high quality, appropriate care to patients.
- Emergency Medical Assistants
A board responsible for examining, registering and licensing all emergency medical assistants in B.C., including first responders.
- Setting Priorities
Research on key health-care priorities that will help government, health authorities and health care providers reshape the health-care system to better meet the needs of the patients the system serves.
- Medical Services Plan
The Medical Services Plan (MSP) insures medically-required services provided by physicians and supplementary health-care practitioners, and diagnostic procedures.
BC PharmaCare helps B.C. residents with the cost of eligible prescription drugs, and certain medical supplies and pharmacy services.
- HealthLink BC
24 hours a day, 7 days a week HealthLink BC provides access to non-emergency health information and advice by phone, website, mobile app, and print.
- Vital Statistics
Information on births, marriages, deaths, legal changes of name, adoptions, order certificates & copies and extracts, online birth registration, will notices, and government identification.