Health Services & Programs

The SPFB realizes the importance of access to health services and programs for single parents and their children.  We have compiled a list of health related resources for your information.  Please feel free to contact these organizations directly for further information.

The Medical Services Plan (MSP) insures medically-required services provided by physicians and supplementary health care practitioners, laboratory services and diagnostic procedures. For an overview of MSP, view the following brochure (PDF 169K). You can also request a copy of the brochure from your local Service BC location or by contacting MSP.

PHSA operates eight agencies that provide province-wide health care services, including the BC Cancer Agency, BC Centre for Disease Control, BC Children's Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, BC Provincial Renal Agency, BC Transplant Society, BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre, and Cardiac Services BC.

British Columbians have trusted health information at their fingertips with just a phone call or click away with HealthLink BC.  On this site, you can learn about health topics, check your symptoms, or find health services and resources near you. Call 8-1-1 if you would like to speak with a nurse or pharmacist, or you can call our dietitians to get healthy eating advice — any time of the day or night, every day of the year.

This site contains information about and links to programs that provide equipment and assistive devices or other personal supports to persons with disabilities in British Columbia. 

Provides a search directory to local walk-in clinics.  Click on the desired location and receive information regarding description, mailing address, telephone and fax contact, language service provided, map directions and hours of operation.

The Aboriginal Wellness Program’s mission is to provide culturally safe mental wellness and addiction programs that promote health, wellness and healing.  While there is much diversity across Aboriginal communities, there is also an overarching similarity in the community’s historic and current life experiences. Historic government policy resulted in significant changes to the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional lives of Aboriginal people.

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), is the only facility in B.C. devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns, and families. We provide a broad range of specialized, tertiary, and primary and secondary health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. We also provide training for providers across the province. In all our work, BC Women’s strives to provide excellence in care, research and teaching.

Since 1972, Coast Mental Health has demonstrated that by providing high-quality housing, employment programs, social opportunities and other community mental health services for people with serious and persistent mental illnesses, they can come back to be valuable, contributing members of society.