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. 

Featured Topics

  • 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.

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
    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.