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Public Consultation: Block Fees

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Open to Provincial Region

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All physicians and surgeons who practise medicine in the province must be registrants of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (“the College”). The College’s main responsibility is to protect the safety of patients by ensuring registrants practise medicine to the highest standards.

At times, physicians or surgeons may offer patients the option to pay a “block fee,” which is a fee that covers multiple uninsured services over a period of time. The College is interested in hearing from BC patients about their experience with paying block fees for services that are not covered by the province’s Medical Services Plan (MSP), also known as uninsured services.

From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.