We do not usually accept referrals for patients who do not live in Canada. In some cases, we may accept patients who are visiting B.C., but live outside of Canada, for emergency assessment and treatment.
An emergency is a serious,
urgent cancer-related health issue that happens suddenly while a
person is visiting B.C.
If you receive assessment or treatment at BC Cancer and you do not live in Canada, you need to pay the full cost of all care you receive. You may have to pay a $5,000 deposit before your treatment starts.
We do not accept referrals from doctors, dentists or nurse practitioners who practice in other countries. All referrals must come from doctors, dentists or nurse practitioners who are licensed in Canada. You cannot refer yourself to BC Cancer.
If you are visiting B.C. and are having cancer-related health issues, please go to the nearest emergency room, hospital or urgent care centre. Please do not contact us for treatment.