Temporary Absence from British Columbia
You may be eligible to receive coverage for up to 24 consecutive months of absence while temporarily outside B.C. Approval is limited to once in five years for absences that exceed six months in a calendar year.
Residents who spend part of every year outside B.C. must be physically present in Canada at least six monthsin a calendar year and continue to maintain their home in B.C. in order to retain coverage. If you are unsure whether you will qualify for coverage during an absence or know your eligibility will end, contact MSP with details.
为了保住医疗福利，每年都要暂时离开 B.C的居民，必须一年内（一月到十二月）至少在加拿大呆够六个月，并且继续在 B.C安家。
When you stay outside B.C. longer than the period for which you are entitled to coverage, you will be required to fulfill a waiting period upon return to the province before coverage can be renewed.
当你离开 B.C超过法定天数后，你的医疗福利只有在回到 B.C过了等待期后才被更新生效。（等待期应该是你入境的那个月剩余的天数加上两个满月的天数）。
You should be aware that your provincial coverage may not pay for all the health care costs you may incur outside the province, and the difference can be substantial. For example, B.C. pays $75 (Cdn) a day for emergency in-patient hospital care, while the average cost in the U.S. often exceeds $1000 (US) a day, and can be as high as $10,000 (US) a day in intensive care. For this reason, you are strongly advised to purchase additional health insurance from a private insurer before you leave the province, whether you are going to another part of Canada or outside the country – even if you plan to be away for only a day. See Medical Care Outside B.C. for more information.