Yes. To comply with the Act, we ensure that patients are not charged for the provision of benefits or given priority access to medically necessary services. The Act establishes rules regarding billing for services provided by physicians who are enrolled with MSP. In general, patients (or their representatives) cannot not be charged for publicly insured benefits.
MSP however does not provide coverage for preventive services and screening tests not supported by evidence of medical effectiveness (for example, routine annual "complete" physical examinations, whole body CT scans, prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests).
We provide proactive wellness advice and services. We ensure no one is charged for the provision of insured benefits in B.C. by communicating what services are benefits and which are not, and billing insured services in accordance with the Act.
Through access to our CarePoint clinic locations, we offer the same access to medically necessary services from enrolled doctors via the next available appointment without charge.