Travel & Accommodation Assistance

The following programs provide assistance with the cost of medical travel and accommodations to B.C. residents who must travel from their home to access medical care. Read more to learn about what assistance may be available to help you.

Travel Assistance Program (TAP BC)

The Travel Assistance Program is a partnership between the Ministry of Health and private transportation carriers. The carriers offer discounted fares to residents travelling within B.C. for specialist medical care.  Find out if you are eligible, how to apply and view a list of our transportation carriers.

BC Family Residence Program

The BC Family Residence Program provides accommodation assistance to enable families to stay together when their child requires medical care at BC Children's Hospital or Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, including premature babies and newborns with other health concerns. Enhanced travel assistance is also provided through ground transportation for children and air transportation for patients of all ages.

Health Connections

Health Connections is a regional medical travel assistance program implemented by four regional health authorities which provide transportation options to help reduce costs for rural residents. Learn about which health authorities have programs and what services are available.

Medical Travel Accommodation Listing

A number of hotels in B.C. provide discounted accommodation rates for individuals and families who must stay away from home overnight to obtain medical care. The B.C. government maintains a listing of these hotels as a courtesy to patients and their families – see which hotels may be available to you.