Eligibility and how to apply
You must apply for MSP online for yourself and any family members who come with you as soon as you arrive in BC.
Processing your MSP application could take several months. Once processed, you will receive your BC Services Card (formerly known as “BC CareCard”) by mail and receive an invoice each month. You must pay the government directly.
Once you have MSP, you might be eligible to register for the BC Fair PharmaCare Plan for coverage for prescription drugs, some medical devices, eligible dispensing fees, and some pharmacy services.
If you will be in BC for 6 months or less, you are not eligible to apply for MSP coverage.