In Canada, public health insurance is available to eligible residents. Canadian citizens and permanent residents can apply for provincial health insurance coverage.
In B.C., public health insurance is called the Medical Services Plan or MSP. It covers the cost of medically necessary insured doctor services. Under the Medicare Protection Act, enrollment with the MSP is mandatory for all eligible residents and their dependents. Learn who is eligible and how to enroll in MSP – Eligibility and Enrolment. Learn more about what services are covered by MSP – Benefits.