MSP for B.C. Residents
New Medicare Protection Act amendments in effect October 1, 2018
Recent changes to the Medicare Protection Act help ensure that eligible BC residents receive quality public health care based on need, not on ability to pay. Learn more.
New MSP Enrolment Policies in Effect Feb. 22, 2018
Visit gov.bc.ca/MSP/applyforhealthcare for more information.
Under the Medicare Protection Act, enrolment with the Medical Services Plan (MSP) is mandatory for all eligible residents and their dependents.
Eligibility and Enrolment
Learn who is eligible and how to enrol in MSP.
Monthly Rates (Premiums)
In B.C., residents pay monthly MSP rates (premiums), which help meet a portion of the costs of B.C.’s health-care system. Learn about payment options and if you qualify for reduced premiums.
MSP covers the cost of medically-necessary insured hospital and doctor services. Learn more about what services are covered and what services are not covered.
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 family members from 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.