The province’s health authorities are the organizations primarily responsible for health service delivery. Five regional health authorities deliver a full continuum of health services to meet the needs of the population within their respective geographic regions:
- Fraser Health
- Interior Health
- Island Health (formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority)
- Northern Heath
- Vancouver Coastal Health
A sixth health authority, the Provincial Health Services Authority, is responsible for managing the quality, coordination and accessibility of services and province-wide health programs. The Ministry also works in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority to improve the health status of First Nations in British Columbia.
Source: Adapted from the BC Ministry of Health 2016/17 – 2018/19 Service Plan. Available at: http://www.gov.bc.ca/health« Back to Glossary Index