Service BC Centres to allow appointments for vulnerable citizens

Mar 23 2020, 9:13 am

The provincial government announced on Monday that Service BC centres will be providing priority service to vulnerable citizens.

During the first hour of operations, vulnerable citizens, such as seniors and people with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems, will be able to make an appointment.

Visitors can make appointments ahead of time by calling their local BC Services centre.

The Ministry says that they will continue to offer their core programs and services, such as:

  • Income assistance and disability assistance
  • Residential tenancy
  • BC Services Card
  • Drivers’ licensing
  • Affordable Child Care Benefit
  • Medical Services Plan (MSP)
  • Forest-worker support programs

While there are more than 60 BC Services centres located across the province, there are also several locations in Metro Vancouver that offer limited services.

A full list of available services at each centre can be found online, along with contact information and hours of operation.

The Ministry of Citizens’ Services also says that staff are taking extra steps to sanitize public and office spaces, as well as modifying the reception area to support social distancing.

People who are showing symptoms of coronavirus, who have a sick family member or a close contact who is sick, and those who have yet to complete their 14-day isolation period after travelling abroad are asked to refrain from visiting offices and to contact their nearest Service BC centre online or by phone.