BC - Health Supplements and Programs

Organization: 
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation

Location

BC
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The Health Supplements and Programs category provides information about health supplements and programs that are available through the BC Employment and Assistance (BCEA) Program to assist with specific individual health needs and circumstances.

BCEA recipients who meet the Ministry of Health's residency requirements are provided with premium free Ministry of Health medical coverage through the Medical Services Plan, and no deductible PharmaCare. Specified health supplements are provided to all BCEA recipients who meet the eligibility criteria for each supplement. General health supplements are provided to specific categories of recipients only (e.g. persons with disabilities) who meet the eligibility criteria for each supplement. Eligibility for health supplements is determined on an individual basis.

The Health Supplements and Programs covers programs such as the following:

  • Diet supplements
  • Monthly Nutritional Supplement (MNS)
  • Nutritional supplement
  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment Supplement
  • Healthy Kids
  • Optical Services
  • Medical transportation
  • Natal supplement