Information for Patients on Out-of-Pocket Fees

Even if a BC resident is insured under the Medical Services Plan (MSP) and/or other affiliated medical plans (i.e. Blue Cross, Sun Life, etc.), not all services provided by a doctor are covered. These services are considered not medically required and are billed directly to the patient. Patients are encouraged to speak with their doctor regarding the fee(s) for the non-MSP-insured service requested and if needed, to work out a payment plan. Doctors of BC has established recommended fees for some non-MSP-insured (not covered) services to help guide doctors in setting a reasonable value for these services. 

For further information: 

  • Refer to MSP for information about what services are and are not covered. 
  • For third Party requests for copies of or the transfer of medical records, please refer to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia guidelines.
  • On Doctors of BC recommended fees for uninsured services, please contact Lea Harth at 604-638-2827 or