Eligibility Requirements
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Eligibility Requirements

If you or a family member wants to receive Home and Community Care services, such as home care nursing or physiotherapy, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Be a resident of British Columbia
  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status*
  • Require care following discharge from a hospital, care at home rather than hospitalization, or care because of a terminal illness
For subsidized services, such as home support or day programs, and to receive the services of a case manager, you or your family member must:
  • Be 19 years of age or older
  • Have lived in British Columbia for at least 3 months
  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status*
  • Be unable to function independently because of chronic health-related problems or have been diagnosed with an end-stage illness
* Landed immigrant or on a Minister’s permit approved by the Ministry of Health Services.