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If you or a family member want home and community care services, you must meet the eligibility requirements outlined below.  

Eligibility for all home & community care services

To be eligible for our services you must:

  • Be a resident of British Columbia.

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.*

  • Need care after you have been released from the hospital, at home to prevent you from going to the hospital, o for a life-limiting illness.

Additional eligibility requirements for specific home & community care services

You must meet additional eligibility requirements for some of our services such as home support, assisted living, adult day services and long-term care. For those types of services you must:   

  • Be 19 years of age or older.

  • Have lived in British Columbia for three 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 by a doctor with an end-stage illness.

There may be other specific criteria in place for other programs.

*You must be a landed immigrant or are on a Minister’s permit approved by the Ministry of Health Services.

SOURCE: Eligibility ( )
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