Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) improves the health of British Columbians by seeking province-wide solutions to specialized health care needs in collaboration with BC health authorities and other partners.
While ambulance service fees are not an insured benefit under the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) or the Canada Health Act, fees are heavily subsidized for persons with a valid BC Care Card who are covered by MSP (known as MSP beneficiaries). Fees for non-MSP beneficiaries represent the unsubsidized cost of providing services.
When a BC ambulance is requested to a residence/workplace, but transportation is not required/refused.
When a BC ambulance is requested and a patient is transported.
When a BC ambulance transports a patient between hospitals.
When a BC ambulance transports a patient between a facility (e.g. care/residential home) and hospital.
Persons with no valid BC Care Card (e.g. visitors to BC/non-residents), as well as work-related injuries, claims under RCMP, and other federal agencies.
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