About B.C.'s Health Care System
Ensuring that the right information and services are available to B.C.'s health care consumers and providers at the right time is a tall order. It requires cooperation between many different groups focusing on different aspects of care.
Ensuring that everyone receives appropriate health care services isn't as easy as you might think. From government officials and agencies to regulatory bodies; health care service providers to the vendors whose products and services support the delivery of health care, the following individuals and organizations all work towards this common goal.
The Aboriginal Health Directorate applies an “Aboriginal lens” to health policy development and program implementation for the Ministry of Health. In doing so it helps to implement the government’s key strategic directions for Aboriginal health.
B.C.'s eHealth program is about using information technology to provide the best possible patient care.
The provincial health officer is the senior public health official for B.C., and is responsible for monitoring the health of the population of B.C. and providing independent advice to the ministers and public officials on public health issues.
The B.C. Government’s overarching goal is to deliver accessible and responsive health care services guided by the needs of patients, while achieving the best value for the health care dollar.
Legislation supports the B.C. Government in its delivery of health care services to B.C. residents. It serves to protect the health, safety and rights of all British Columbians.
Despite everyone's best efforts, there may be times when your experience navigating B.C.'s health care system does not meet your expectations. If this happens, you can rest assured that there are people who are able to help find a solution to the problem.