Steps 1 and 2 below should be completed concurrently. Patients may be seen for their virtual consult at the treating facility while awaiting Ministry of Health funding decision. However, patients should not travel for treatment until funding is approved.
Step 1: Patient Referral
Patient referrals should be made directly to the treatment site coordinator using the relevant site referral form.
For Canadian sites currently accepting referrals please refer to the Resources tab*.
*If the initial referral site does not have capacity please refer to an alternate site within Canada and notify the
BC Cancer Out-of-Province/Country Coordinator of the change.
Step 2: Ministry of Health Funding Application
BC Cancer Referral Form (PDF) and
compile all supporting documentation included in the checklist. Submit all documentation to the BC Cancer Out-of-Province/Country Coordinator at
If deemed eligible, all documentation will be submitted by the Out of Province Coordinator via email to the Ministry of Health with the referring physician copied. The referring physician will be notified directly by the Ministry of Health of the funding decision.
For any questions, or to submit your application, please contact
Please contact the Out-of-Province/Country Coordinator at
OutofProv-CountryReferrals@bccancer.bc.ca for more information/assistance.
For patients under 18, please refer to
Oncology at BC Children's Hospital.