Medical Services Plan (MSP) for British Columbia (B.C.) Residents

Last updated on September 27, 2022

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. 

Apply for MSP

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: :

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.

Supplementary Benefits

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.

Contact Us

If you have questions about your eligibility, how to apply, changes to your account or MSP benefits, please contact Health Insurance BC.