What does the BC Healthy Kids Program cover?
Dental – Children are eligible for $1400 of basic dental services every two years. This coverage includes services such as exams, x-rays, fillings, cleanings and extractions. Your dentist can advise you of other services that may be covered. Emergency dental treatment is also available if the child’s biennial limit has been reached. Emergency treatment is only available for the immediate relief of pain.
Optical – Children are eligible for prescription eyeglasses (lenses and basic frames) once in a twelve-month period. All prescriptions must be current and meet the program criteria. Further information is available from your optical provider. Children’s eye examinations are covered by MSP. The BC Healthy Kids Program does not cover orthodontic treatment and/or contact lenses.
Before treatment begins, confirm that your dentist or optical provider offers services under the BC Healthy Kids Program. The BC Healthy Kids Program does not keep a list of participating dental/optical providers. It is the responsibility of the parent to find a dentist or optical provider who is accepting children covered by the BC Healthy Kids Program.