Medical Services Plan of BC

Medical insurance program for BC residents and dependents who must register as program coverage is not automatic.

Must be Canadian citizens or holders of permanent status (landed immigrants), must make their home in BC and be physically present in B.C. at least 6 months in a calendar year;

Certain other individuals, such as some holders of study and/or work permits issued under the federal Immigration and Refugee Protection Act are deemed to be residents, but tourists or visitors to B.C. do not qualify.

New residents of BC eligible for coverage after a waiting period of the rest of the month in which you applied plus 2 more months.

Premium assistance available for those with a low and modest income (see: MSP Regular Premium Assistance) or facing temporary hardship (see: Temporary Premium Assistance).

Health Insurance BC now administers MSP and PharmaCare:

Address / Contact Info

Box 9035 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BCV8W 9E3

Phone Numbers

Toll-free : 1-800-663-7100
Phone : (604) 683-7151
Fax : (250) 405-3595

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Castlegar, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Salmo, Trail

Web Links

Location Map

This program was last updated on 27 Jun 2018.