The FNHA Health Benefits Program covers the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) and other health insurance coverage for Indigenous students. Once your coverage application is received, verified, and approved, the cost of the premium is paid directly by the FNHA Health Benefits program.
If you are a Status Indian, it is recommended that you also have your Status Card with you when accessing health or medical services, in addition to the health card (e.g., Care Card or BC Services Card) from your home province or territory.
As long as you remain enrolled and eligible for the FNHA Health Benefits Program, the program will provide coverage for:
- BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)
- Ambulance invoices
- Medical supplies and equipment
- Medical transportation
- Mental health crisis intervention (short-term)
In order to be eligible for Health Benefits, individuals must be:
- A registered "Indian" as defined by the Indian Act, or the infant of an eligible parent, and
- A resident of British Columbia
If you’re already covered by another third-party health insurance provided by the federal government, or by a First Nations organization as part of a funding agreement, you are not eligible for Health Benefits.
Check your eligibility
How to enrol
If you’d like to confirm whether you’re enrolled in the Health Benefits, or you’d like to register for the first time, please have your status number ready and call 1 855 550 5454.
See enrolment instructions for the Health Benefits.
If you have questions
Contact UBC Student Health Service to understand your coverage and options for payment.