Can I Pay With MSP (Medical Services Plan) Premium Assistance?

If you are neither visiting a physiotherapist for an injury or condition that is work-related nor motor vehicle accident-related, you may have the option to pay by MSP (Medical Services Plan) Premium Assistance.

Medical Services Plan (MSP) supplementary benefits provide partial payment for certain medical services obtained in British Columbia and may provide access to other income-based programs. MSP supplementary benefits support the following services from approved providers.

Those who may be eligible for MSP coverage of these supplementary benefit services include:

  • Those who have applied and been deemed eligible based on their annual net income
  • Income Assistance recipients
  • Convention refugees
  • Inmates of B.C. Correctional Facilities
  • Individuals enroled with MSP through the At Home Program
  • Residents of long term care facilities receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • Individuals enroled with MSP as Mental Health Clients; and
  • First Nations individuals with valid B.C. Medical Plan coverage through the First Nations Health Authority

For these MSP beneficiaries, MSP contributes $23 per visit for a combined annual limit of 10 visits each calendar year for the following services from approved providers: acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, physical therapy and non-surgical podiatry.  MSP does not provide any coverage for supplementary benefits received outside of the province.

The clinic you attend will be able to check your Care Card & Date and Birth and confirm in advance whether you qualify as an MSP beneficiary. A user fee will be charged to the patient and is the responsibility of the patient. Fees are determined by the clinic.

Questions about eligibility, extra charges or reimbursement for insured services should be directed to Supplementary Benefits MSP for BC Residents.