Patient Info on Non-Covered Fees

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 talk with their doctor to find out prior to receiving a requested service what the cost will be, and if needed, to work out a payment plan. Doctors of BC has established recommended fees for some uninsured (not covered) services to help guide doctors on setting a reasonable value for these services. 

Download a summary of most common fees not covered by MSP.

For further information: 

  • Refer to MSP for a full list of uninsured services. 
  • For third Party requests/ release 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