Dental, vision, and medical access – Free or reduced rates

Free or reduced price access to medications, medical care, and dental care

BC Healthy Kids – The BC Healthy Kids Program helps low income families with the costs of basic dental care and prescription eye wear for their children. Eligible clients include dependent children under 19 years of age who receive Medical Services Plan (MSP) premium assistance through the Ministry of Health.  If you receive MSP premium assistance, contact your dentist or optical provider directly.

Fair Pharmacare –   BC PharmaCare helps B.C. residents with the cost of eligible prescription drugs, and certain medical supplies and pharmacy services. It provides assistance through several drug plans. The largest is the income-based Fair PharmaCare plan.

Dental services at a reduced price – Camosun’s Dental Clinic offers dental care for clients of all ages. Our Dental Hygiene and Certified Dental Assistant students provide professional, preventive and therapeutic services that are caring, high quality and low-cost.

ORCCA Dental Clinic – The purpose is to provide children and adolescents under 19 years of age from low-income families access to oral care in a not for profit setting. It is based on the beliefs that all children and adolescents have the right to healthy oral care and that effective oral care positively transforms the health and lives of children and adolescents.

The clinic is built in the annex of Sidney Elementary School at 2281 Henry Avenue in Sidney, B.C.  It has been in operation since early spring 2015. Call 778-351-3393 for an appointment

Free eye exams for children under 18 – MSP provides coverage for optometric services as a benefit for the following general population:   Children aged 0 to 18 years: One free full eye examination annually.

Free Glasses for Kindergarten students  – Eye See … Eye Learn® is a children’s vision program providing Kindergarten students with comprehensive eye exams and, if prescribed, one free pair of eyeglasses. Good eye health and vision are essential for academic and developmental success during children’s early learning years.  Go into the clinics below and let them know you are there with the Eye See…Eye Learn program.

ClinicList_2016-2017List of clinics participating in Eye See…Eye Learn

Medic Alert No Child Without – The MedicAlert® Foundation Canada is a charitable organization which is the leading provider of emergency medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets and necklaces. MedicAlert offers free memberships to students (from age 4 to their 14th birthday) through the No Child Without® program in select schools.   All SD 61 elementary and middle schools are participating members in the Medic Alert No Child Without Program. If you would like to apply for a free medical bracelet please contact your school office to receive a brochure.