Out Of Pocket Costs Survey

Rural B.C. residents who have left their home community to receive health care are likely to be familiar with the unexpected costs associated with having to travel. It is often expected that rural residents will bear the burden of these costs directly, without government support.

In this study, rural B.C. residents share their experiences with baring the financial and psychosocial costs of travelling to receive care. The summary of findings can be found below. The full report can be found here.