As part of BC's Restart Plan, First Nations Health Benefits is resuming normal service and supporting First Nations people in BC to access the care they need.
Each First Nations community is taking a different approach to COVID-19 depending on their circumstances. Providers who wish to travel into a community to deliver services should work closely with the leaders of that community to protect the health and safety of its residents. The Province of British Columbia continues to advise against non-essential travel.
Provider associations and colleges are releasing information on resumption of services and safety procedures needed to protect staff and patients. These include the required use of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gloves and masks. Additional charges by providers for use of PPE or non-medical masks during client appointments will not be covered by Health Benefits.
If you have questions about Health Benefits coverage, please call 1-855-550-5454.