Photo BC Services Card

Eligible B.C. residents, who are already enrolled in the Medical Services Plan (MSP), can get a Photo BC Services Card to:

  • Replace their CareCard
  • Use as a reliable piece of photo ID

A more convenient option for drivers is to combine your driver’s licence with the BC Services Card.
 

How to Get this Card

Follow the steps to get a Photo BC Services Card.
 

See the Card

See the front of the Photo BC Services CardSee the back of the BC Services Card

1. BC Services Card
The card is a BC Services Card only.


2. Name
The first, middle, and last name of the individual.


3. Card Issued Date
The date an individual had their identity verified at an ICBC driver licensing office.


4. Card Expiry Date
Renew your BC Services Card by this date.


5. Date of Birth


6. Magnetic Stripe
Used by card readers, it contains the same information that appears on the card.


7. Not a Driver’s Licence
This card is not to be used or accepted as a driver’s licence.


8. Personal Health Number
A unique number assigned by the Ministry of Health to eligible beneficiaries.


9. Barcode
Used by scanners, it contains the same information that appears on the card.


10. Chip
Every BC Services Card has a chip embedded in it for access to government services in-person and online.


11. Card Serial Number