As a student at UBC, you are required to have basic medical insurance and extended health care insurance so that you have health coverage when you need it. The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) covers the basic BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) and other extended health insurance coverage for Indigenous students.
If you’re not currently enrolled, you can read the FNHA Health Benefits eligibility and enrolment details. When enrolled, the cost of the MSP premium is paid directly by the FNHA Health Benefits program.
For a full list of exclusions under the FNHA Health Benefits Program, see the FNHA Health Benefits Information Package (pdf).
MSP covers regular doctor’s appointments, hospital visits, some lab and x-ray services, and surgery performed in a hospital. You can use your Care Card when accessing these health services.
In addition to covering your BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) as your basic health insurance, FNHA Health Benefits Program provides full or partial coverage your extended health needs outlined below:
- BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) basic health insurance
- Ambulance invoices (trips in an ambulance to go to the hospital)
- Pharmacy (prescription medication)
- Vision (eye exams, glasses and contact lenses)
- Dental (yearly dental visits and teeth cleaning)
- Medical supplies and equipment (crutches, walking boot, supplies after surgery)
- Medical transportation
- Mental health support (Psychologist or counsellor visits)
FNHA Health Benefits does not include coverage for physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, naturopathy, or other paramedical or supplementary services.