Medical Services Plan (MSP) for British Columbia (B.C.) Residents
Effective May 1, 2022, maintained status holders in BC may be eligible for temporary MSP while waiting for a new work or study permit, go to Maintained Status Holders for more information.
MSP for people arriving from Ukraine
The 3-month wait period for MSP coverage is waived for returning Canadians, permanent residents and people arriving in Canada through CUEAT.
Coverage for the Required CUAET Medical Test
If you are enrolled in the Medical Services Plan with a Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel document, the costs of the required medical test are now covered.
Effective October 1, 2022, individuals who are enrolled in MSP and who must complete the exam or diagnostic tests will not receive a bill.
If you already completed and paid for your medical test, you can submit the receipts along with a request for reimbursement. The form to request reimbursement is available at: : https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/download/3C6DE7CA7D834DCB97AE0D375E44AC4D
Under the Medicare Protection Act, enrolment with the MSP is mandatory for all eligible residents and their dependents.
Eligibility and Enrolment
Learn who is eligible and how to enrol in MSP.
Learn more about what services are covered and what services are not covered, and what to do if you believe you have been charged inappropriately.
MSP supplementary benefits provide partial payment for certain medical services obtained in B.C. (for example, massage therapy and chiropractic services) and may provide access to other income-based programs. Learn more about eligibility for these benefits.
Pay Outstanding Premium Debts
MSP premiums were discontinued as of January 1, 2020. Learn about payment options for premium debts owing prior to January 1, 2020.
Retroactive Premium Assistance
Individuals can apply for premium assistance for periods prior to January 1, 2020.
Personal Health Identification
Learn about your BC Services Card (or Care Card), a unique lifetime identifier for health care
Managing your MSP Account
It is important to keep your account information accurate and up-to-date. Learn how to make changes to your MSP account, including an address change, permanent move outside B.C. or adding or removing individuals from your MSP account.
MSP Account Confirmation
Use this online form to request an MSP Account Confirmation letter that will verify MSP enrolment status for one or more individuals on your MSP account.
If you have questions about your eligibility, how to apply, changes to your account or MSP benefits, please contact Health Insurance BC.