Acute Inpatient


If you have received an invitation to complete the survey, there are three ways to participate:

Go online

Using your secure access code
sent with your invitation letter


Wait for a paper version

with a postage paid
envelope to be mailed to you

BCPCM- cons Email

Call Us (toll free)

to complete the by phone


BCPCM- cons Phone


Frequently asked question

How are people selected to participate?

Names are chosen at random from the list of British Columbia residents who have a BC Services Card and personal health number.

How long will it take to complete the Survey?

This survey is a unique opportunity for British Columbians randomly selected to participate to share their experiences with accessing acute inpatient care. The survey takes about 20 to 25 minutes to complete. 

How will survey answers be used? 

Survey responses will remain confidential and everyone's responses are grouped together for reporting.

reports will provide a voice for residents of British Columbia to inform what is working well and what needs to be improved in primary care from their perspective. Responses will help us understand the difficulties and barriers people experience when in need of acute inpatient care. The results will  support improvement efforts by the Ministry of Health and others committed to improving British Columbia's acute inpatient care services. The survey will be conducted annually to see if experiences have improved. 

If you received an invitation and want to complete the survey online: 

If you received an invitation to participate in the mail, that letter includes a URL (website address) and a secure access code that is unique to you. Type the survey web address into the address bar located at the top of your web browser (e.g. Safari, Chrome), and when prompted, enter your access code listed in your letter. A common mistake occurs when people type the url into the search bar. If you continue to have difficulties accessing the online survey, please contact the survey hotline at 1-855-412-1941 (toll free) or email

I want to complete a survey - what if I don't receive an invitation? 

Unfortunately, only BC residents randomly chosen will receive the survey (this is like flipping a coin). This allows comparison of results across regions and over time. 

If you would like to share a concern or compliment about healthcare or services, please email the Patient and Client Relations Team, Corporate Issues and Client Relations Branch, Ministry of Health at or call Toll Free within BC: 1-833-552-1891.

If you would like to inform us of the development of future surveys in British Columbia, please email; your name will be added to our e-Panel.