Practitioner & Professional Resources

Providing your patients with optimal care and running a successful practice are much easier with access to the right resources. These resources can help you to achieve these goals.

Services and information topics

OneHealthID Service

A suite of identity products and services for health care providers in BC.

The service enables simple, secure identity management, simplified user sign on processes, streamlined registration and enrolment, and integrated security.


The policies and procedures for enrolling with MSP and receiving payment for the medical services provided to patients vary from one type of practitioner to the next. Find resources and information related to your specific type of medical practice.

BC PharmaCare for health professionals

BC PharmaCare is a public program that helps B.C. residents pay for many prescription drugs, some medical devices and supplies, and pharmacy services.

 The PharmaCare Newsletter contains essential news for B.C. health professionals. Subscribe to get email notifications when the Newsletter is updated.

Physician Compensation & Recruitment

There are two main physician compensation models in B.C: fee-for-service and the Alternative Payment program. Physicians can also receive funding through rural practice programs, which focus on recruiting and retaining physicians in rural practice, and through the Medical On-Call Availability program, which compensates physicians for being on call.

Professional Regulation

In British Columbia, there are 26 regulated health professions, of which 25 are governed by 6 regulatory colleges under the Health Professions Act. The act provides a common regulatory framework for health professions in British Columbia.

BC Provincial Academic Detailing (PAD) service

BC PAD service provides accredited continuing medical education to individuals and small groups of clinicians on selected drug therapy topics. Each session is 30-60 minutes.

Health Information Standards

Digital health standards are essential to enable the seamless integration and efficient management of healthcare information. Making clinical information available electronically to clinicians and patients offers the potential to transform how health care is delivered.

System Access

Health care partners may request access to online services. These require approval by the system owner or administrator, including (but not always limited to) the completion of agreement for system and data use.

Health Information Exchange (HIE) Systems

The Province operates a number of health information exchange services, which allow point-of-service applications to exchange patient information with the clinical information repositories and registries.

Diagnostic Services

Outpatient diagnostic services are provided in approved facilities in both community and hospital settings.  A diagnostic facility is defined as “a facility, place or office principally equipped for prescribed diagnostic services, studies or procedures, and includes any branches of a diagnostic facility.”

Laboratory services for health professionals

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) within the Provincial Health Services Authority works with many partners to ensure the laboratory system adopts the latest technology, guidelines, and techniques and meets the needs of people living in B.C.


PharmaNet connects BC community pharmacies, hospitals, authorized health professionals, and authorized medical device distributors.

PharmaNet - BC’s Drug Information Network

Provincial Academic Detailing Service

The BC Provincial Academic Detailing (PAD) service is a form of continuing medical education in which a health professional, usually a pharmacist, meets with physicians one-on-one to discuss selected drug therapy topics.

Learn more about PAD

Lifetime Prevention Schedule

The Lifetime Prevention Schedule (LPS) looks at clinical prevention services for British Columbians, including screening, behavioral interventions and preventive medications provided by a health-care provider, based on age and sex. 

Lifetime Prevention Schedule

Billing Integrity Program

The Billing Integrity Program provides audit services to the Medical Services Plan (MSP) and the Medical Services Commission.

Learn more about the Billing Integrity Program