The BC Palliative Care Benefits Program supports BC residents of any age who have reached the end stage of a life-threatening disease or illness and who wish to receive palliative care at home. Any B.C. resident who wishes to receive palliative care at home can ask their physician to assess their medical eligibility for the program and submit an application on their behalf.
“Home” is defined as wherever the person is living, their own home, with family or friends or in a supportive or assisted living or hospice house that is not licensed residential care facility under the PharmaCare Plan.
Under the program, eligible patients receive:
- coverage of medications used in palliative care through the PharmaCare BC Palliative Care Drug Plan, and
- medical supplies and equipment through Interior Health Authority.
- Your physician
- Community Care
- or phone 1-800-663-7100