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*. Once the patient referral is submitted to the out-of-province treatment site, the BC Ministry of Health (MoH) funding application must be completed for approval.
*If the initial referral site does not have capacity please refer to an alternate site within Canada and contact the BC Cancer Out-of-Province/Country email for assistance in updating the MoH funding application.
Step 2: MoH Funding Application
Submit the following documentation to the BC Cancer Out-of-Province/Country email for review:
- MoH funding application (Please note this "Out-of-Country" application is currently required for Out-of-Province CAR T-Cell referrals)
- BC Cancer Approval Form and all supporting documentation listed within the document's checklist
- A letter addressed to the Ministry of Health outlining a brief summary of the patient and required treatment, and a statement confirming that the patient is well and fit for travel
If deemed eligible, all documentation will be submitted by BC Cancer via email to the MoH with the referring physician copied. The referring physician will be notified directly by the MoH of the funding decision.
Please contact the Out-of-Province/Country email for more information/assistance.
Please refer to the eligibility criteria for patients up to and including 25 years of age, and see BC Children's for pediatric oncology referrals.