Healthy Kids program
The Healthy Kids Program provides basic dental services to children from low-income families that receive Medical Services Plan (MSP) premium assistance.
Region of Administration:
Government / Department:
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
Dependent children under 19 years of age, in families approved for premium assistance by the Medical Services Plan (MSP) through the Ministry of Health, are automatically registered with the Healthy Kids Program.
Children are eligible for $1400 of basic dental services every two years. This coverage includes services such as exams, x-rays, fillings, cleanings and extractions. Dentists can advise families of other services that may be covered. Additional coverage is available for emergency care as well as care provided under general anesthesia.
How it Works:
Before any dental or optical services begin, families need to show their child's BC government issued identification with their personal health number on it to their dentist or eye specialist who will confirm the child's eligibility under the Healthy Kids Program.
The Province pays dental and optical professionals directly for the services children receive.
Additional charges over and above what the Healthy Kids Program will cover are the responsibility of the family.