Pay Your Premiums
A disruption to postal services could happen as soon as September 26. Payment due dates and interest rules still apply so you may want to choose an option that doesn’t require mail services
B.C. residents are sent an invoice each month for the Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums they owe for the next month.
You can pay your MSP premiums:
- by pre-authorized debit
- through your bank or financial institution
- online using your credit card
- at a government office
- by mail
Your payment must be received by the due date listed on your MSP invoice. If you're unable to pay, you may qualify for financial assistance programs or 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 1 877 405-4909.
Before calling, have your MSP 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.
You can request to have your monthly payments automatically withdrawn from your bank account by:
To get setup right away call our Customer Service Centre at 1 877 405-4909 (toll-free). Representatives are available:
- Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
- Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Complete and sign the Application for Pre-Authorized Debit (PDF) form. The completed form and a void cheque (don’t staple to form) must be sent to:
Revenue Services of British Columbia
PO BOX 9448 STN PROV GOVT
VICTORIA BC V8W 9V7
Complete and sign the Application for Pre-Authorized Debit (PDF) orm. The completed form and a void cheque must be faxed to 250 405-4414
Please don’t mail the original if you’re sending by fax.
Most banks and financial institutions offer bill payment services that can be accessed through:
- your online banking account
- an automated teller machine (ATM)
- telephone banking
- in person with a teller
Check with your financial institution to ensure your payment will be processed by the due date indicated on your MSP invoice.
To pay your MSP premiums using a bill payment service you need to add a payee for MSP to your bank account. To add a new payee to your bank account you need to know our payee name and your account number.
You should be able to find us listed with your bank under "MSP-RSBC".
Some banks and financial institutions will use a variation of the payee name above. If you can't find us, call your bank for assistance.
Your MSP account number is listed on the top of your invoice (e.g. X36012345678).
You can use your Visa, MasterCard or Amex to make a payment:
- Online through Revenue Services of British Columbia
- By calling 1 877 405-4909
To make a payment you’ll need your MSP account number (e.g. X36012345678) listed on the top of your invoice.
Payments are accepted by cash, debit, credit card, cheque, bank draft or money order made payable to the Minister of Finance.
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 MSP account number (e.g. X36012345678) from your invoice on your payment so your account can be easily identified when your payment is processed and send it to:
Medical Services Plan
PO BOX 9085 STN PROV GOVT
VICTORIA BC V8W 9E4
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 1 877 405-4909 at least 14 days before the date on the cheque.