Health Care & Medical Services
and British Columbians, are fortunate to enjoy a
Universal Medical Service Plan.
and towns throughout B.C. have up-to-date hospital
facilities. There are doctors in almost all communities
in British Columbia. In the larger centres there
are usually general practitioners, specialists and
walk-in clinics. B.C. has an efficient ambulance
service and a medi-vac service, if needed.
Medical Insurance & Health Plans
planning a trip to our beautiful country and province
should obtain health insurance before entering.
If you do have a health plan, if is best to double
check what coverage your insurance will pay, as
some plans only cover partial services obtained
outside their borders. Please carry all your insurance
papers with you stating your coverage.
you are on prescribed medication, carry a copy of
your prescription, in case you need to have it renewed
by a doctor in B.C.
case of an emergency, call 911 where available,
or you will find all emergency numbers listed on
the inside front cover of the local telephone directory.