Types of Cards

There are three types of BC Services Card:


New Residents

All eligible B.C. residents must get provincial health insurance by enrolling in the Medical Services Plan (MSP). After you are enrolled in MSP, you'll receive a BC Services Card. 

 

Select a Category

Find out which type of BC Services Card is right for you. 

 

Temporary Immigrant Status with MSP

You will receive a Non-Photo BC Services card in the mail once you're qualified for Medical Services Plan (MSP).

Adults who drive can get either a:

Please note:

  • Eligible residents of B.C. are expected to renew enrolment in the Medical Services Plan (MSP) by March 1, 2018

Adults 19 and older can get a Photo BC Services Card.

Please note:

  • Eligible residents of B.C. are expected to renew enrolment in the Medical Services Plan (MSP) by March 1, 2018

Every eligible child must be enrolled in the Medical Services Plan (MSP). Most children are enrolled under their parent or guardian’s MSP account until they're 19 years old.

Newborns and children that are new to the province are issued a Non-Photo BC Services Card once enrolled in MSP.

Children are not expected to renew enrolment in MSP. If a child on your MSP account has not received a BC Services Card, contact Health Insurance BC
 

If you are 75 or older and already have Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage you can get either:

If you're unable to make it to a government counter to have your photo taken, you can get Non-Photo BC Services Card.

Please note:

  • You are not required to renew your MSP enrolment and will continue to receive coverage as long as you continue to meet MSP residency requirements
  • Most importantly, in an emergency situation no one will ever be denied essential medical care

 


Exceptions

Adults with significant challenges in completing the identification process at an ICBC driver licensing office can call Health Insurance BC for further information.