Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost effective and timely health services are available for all British Columbians. Read more... (PDF)

Featured Topics

  • Health & Drug Coverage
    Learn more about the Medical Services Plan (MSP) and ParamaCare 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
    An entire collection of health-related forms.
  • BC 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.
  • 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.
  • Health Care Complaints
    How to submit a complaint about Health Care.
  • 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.
  • Building Patient Care
    Investments in health care infrastructure.

Featured Services

  • Medical Services Plan
    The Medical Services Plan (MSP) insures medically-required services provided by physicians and supplementary health care practitioners, and diagnostic procedures.
  • PharmaCare
    BC PharmaCare helps B.C. residents with the cost of eligible prescription drugs, and certain medical supplies and pharmacy services.
  • HealthLink BC
    An online application with medically-approved information on more than 5,000 health topics, symptoms, medications, and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • 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.

The Minister

The Deputy Minister