MSP and Coverage for Physiotherapy
If you are visiting a physiotherapist for an injury or condition that is not work-related or motor vehicle accident-related, you may have the option to pay by MSP (Medical Services Plan) Premium Assistance.
According to the BC Ministry of Health, over 1.2 million British Columbians receive MSP premium assistance of between 20 and 100 percent of their premiums. Over 800,000 pay no premiums at all, with 37 percent of BC seniors receiving some kind of premium assistance in 20121.
For MSP beneficiaries receiving premium assistance, MSP will contribute $23 per visit for a combined annual limit of 10 visits each calendar year towards physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, and non-surgical podiatry2.
The clinic you attend will be able to check your Care Card and confirm in advance whether you qualify as an MSP beneficiary. A user fee may be charged to the patient and is the responsibility of the patient. Fees are determined by the clinic.
Questions about eligibility, extra charges or reimbursement for insured services should be directed to Health Insurance BC.