Paying Your Health Fee

International Students studying on a permit in B.C. for six months or more are required to enrol in B.C.’s Medical Services Plan and pay a monthly health fee.

You can pay your International Student Health Fee:

Your payment must be received by the due date shown on your International Student Health Fee invoice. If you're unable to pay, you can contact us to discuss a payment arrangement.

If you pay more than you currently owe, the extra amount will remain on your account as a credit. This credit will be applied to your next invoice to reduce the amount you owe.

Once your payment is received, it takes approximately two business days for your payment to be posted against your account. To check your account information, including your account balance, call 1 877 383-0016.

Before calling, have your International Student Health Fee account number from your invoice ready, so we can easily assist you.

If your payment isn’t received on or before the due date, your account will become overdue and collection actions may be initiated.

Online Using Your Credit Card

You can use your Visa, MasterCard or Amex to make a payment:

To make a payment, you’ll need your International Student Health Fee account number (e.g. X37012345678) shown on the top of your invoice.

At a Government Office

You can pay your International Student Health Fee invoice in person at a Service BC Centre. To make a payment, you’ll need your International Student Health Fee account number (e.g. X37012345678) from your invoice.

Payments are accepted by cash, debit, credit card, cheque, bank draft or money order made payable to the Minister of Finance.

If you pay by cheque, bank draft or money order, write your International Student Health Fee account number on your payment so your account can be easily identified when your payment is processed.

By Mail

You can make payments by cheque, bank draft or money order made payable to the Minister of Finance through the mail. Do not send cash.

You should send your payment at least eight days before the due date if you’re sending it through Canada Post.

To make a payment, write your International Student Health Fee account number (e.g. X37012345678) from your invoice on your payment so your account can be easily identified when your payment is processed and send it to:

Revenue Services of BC
PO BOX 9085 STN PROV GOVT
VICTORIA BC  V8W 9E4

Post-Dated Cheques

You can mail posted-dated cheques. However, you’ll still receive an invoice if the payment isn’t applied to your account before your invoice is prepared or the amount of your payment is less than the minimum payment due.

Post-dated cheques on file will be applied to your account on the date of the cheque or the first business day following this date. If a post-dated cheque has not been applied to your account within five days of the date on the cheque, please contact us.

Cancel Post-Dated Cheques

To cancel a post-dated cheque, call us at 1 877 383-0016 at least 14 days before the date on the cheque.