Still asking patients for the old CareCard/GoldCard?

Since February 2013, British Columbia has been replacing current CareCards with the BC Services Card. CareCards and GoldCards can still be used to access health services until March 2018, at which point the old CareCard will be officially retired, and it will no longer be recognized by the provincial government as valid identification. The Medical Services Plan website has uploaded a small BC Services Card sign that physicians can download and post in their lobby or reception areas reminding patients to present a BC Services Card (instead of the old CareCard).