The CareCard has not been updated since 1989. Since then, there have been advances in card technology that provide better security features, including a photo on most cards. Get secure access to health care services by replacing your CareCard with a BC Services Card.
When it’s time to renew your driver’s licence, combine it with the new BC Services Card. It's convenient, easy and it's one less card in your wallet.
Businesses and service providers that regularly verify client identity or age need to consider how the BC Services Card will impact their operations.
It's best to present government-issued ID to businesses and service providers that are required to check ID. This will make it easier for you to access services and privileges that require identification.
Identification documents issued by the government are considered the most credible forms of ID. This is because of the security and screening processes used to verify each person’s identity.
Both provincial and federal governments provide citizens with ID. Find out how to get these important ID documents:
Once you have your ID, it’s important to keep it safe. It’s not a good idea to keep all your ID in one place, like your wallet. That way if you lose your wallet, then you won’t lose all your ID, too.
Keep essential ID documents like your passport, Social Insurance Number card and birth certificate in a safe place at home. Take them with you only when you need them.
If you have lost your wallet, make sure that you cancel and replace all of your important cards. Here’s a list to help you through this process so that you replace your cards and identification in the right order: