This referral option is available only to residents of BC with valid MSP coverage and is only for medically necessary surgeries that are:
- Covered by MSP;
- Recommended by a qualified specialist; and,
- Not available to the patient in Canada.
In this case, patients with medical complexities requiring hospital-based surgical facility for patient safety, surgery out-of-country may be an option.
You will need to be assessed by a qualified specialist who, if appropriate, will submit an application to the BC Ministry of Out-of-Country (OOC) Health Services program. There is no guarantee of out-of-country funding for surgery even if all conditions are met.
Contact Us if you would like more information about out-of-country surgery.