Posted on: 8/31/2016
The BC CareCard will be retired in 2018 and has been replaced with the BC Services Card
The BC Services Card has replaced the CareCard and is proof of identity for accessing health services. The old CareCard will be accepted until February 2018 at which time an additional piece of identification should be requested to confirm that MSP benefits are being provided to the right person. Other provinces will be directed to not accept the BC CareCard as evidence of enrolment in the Medical Services Plan (MSP) after that date.
Adults are expected to renew their enrolment in MSP by 2018 and can do that – and also obtain their photo BC Services Card - at any Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) driver licensing office. There are 118 offices throughout the province; more information on locations and what identification to bring with you is available at icbc.com
Adults aged 75 years and older do not need to renew in MSP, however they should still obtain a BC Services Card and can do that at an ICBC driver licensing office or by contacting Health Insurance BC (HIBC) at 604-683-7151 (lower mainland) or 1-800-663-7100 (rest of BC).
Children are automatically issued non-photo BC Services Cards until their 19th birthday.
For more information, visit gov.bc.ca/bcservicescard