The BC Benefits Navigator was created to make it easier for health care providers to help people living with poverty and income insecurity.
Provincial and federal government assistance programs are complex. Current systems carry a legacy of structural violence and can be difficult to navigate. Make an action plan, and do a little to address health-related social needs at each visit.
Instructions for health care provider
Ask: Use this survey tool with patients 17 ½ years and older to determine eligibility for provincial and federal income assistance programs
Review: Review customized list of benefits and instructions on what to do next
Follow-up: Add notes to the patient record and implement follow up plan
You will need approximately 10-15 minutes to complete these questions
This project received generous support from: