Personal ID
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Bring two pieces of personal ID with you to register

If you are coming to hospital for a scheduled or planned appointment, you will need to visit our patient registration services. You need to present two pieces of personal ID, one with a photograph. In addition to two pieces of personal ID, bring along any other health insurance ID card (e.g. extended health) that you have. If your hospital admission is due to a work-related injury or illness, bring your WorkSafeBC claim number.

Primary ID – shows your legal name and date of birth

  • BC drivers license
  • BC identification card
  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • Permanent resident card
  • *Canadian record of landing/Canadian immigration identification record
  • *Study, work visitor, or temporary resident permit (formerly Minister’s Permit)
  • *Identity card (Department of Foreign Affairs issued)
  • *Passport

* These items are mandatory if you are not a Canadian citizen.

Secondary ID – shows name, signature and/or photo

  • BC CareCard
  • Passport
  • School ID card (student card)
  • Bank card (only if patient’s name is printed on card)
  • Credit card (only if patient’s name is printed on card)
  • Foreign birth certificate (baptismal certificate not acceptable)
  • Canadian or U.S. drivers license
  • Naturalization certificate
  • Canadian Forces identification
  • Police identification
  • Foreign Affairs Canada or consular identification
  • Vehicle registration (only if patient’s name is shown)
  • Employee picture ID card
  • Firearms acquisition certificate
  • Social insurance card (new style without signature strip not acceptable)
  • Native status card
  • Parole certificate ID
  • Correctional service conditional release card


As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
MoH     PCQO