Living in British Columbia and as a resident of Canada you don’t have to pay to see a doctor or receive treatment in a hospital. The Government of British Columbia has a universal health insurance plan called Medical Service Plan (MSP). Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, government assisted-refugees, as well as post-secondary international students with study permits and people with work permits for six months or longer can also receive MSP.
In order to access your MSP services, for yourself and all your family members, it is important that you apply for a MSP health insurance card from the provincial government as soon as possible after you arrive.
Your health insurance card provides the following services for free:
But you may have to pay for:
See the following online resources for more information: