Appointments and Credentialing

Appointments and Credentialing

Application for Privileges & Medical Staff Appointment

A physician, midwife, or dentist (nurse practitioner) must have an appointment to the Providence Health Care Medical Staff prior to practising in a PHC hospital.

Once a practitioner is decided upon through the selection process to be a preferred candidate, an electronic application will be provided.
Find answers in the link below to common questions about completing applications in AppCentral.

Once completed, the application will be reviewed by the Head(s) of Department, the Regional Department Head(s) Credentialing Officer, and VP Medical Affairs before being recommended to the PHC Medical Advisory Committee.  The Medical Advisory Committee then reviews and recommends the appointment of the practitioner to the PHC Board of Directors.

The relationship between the Board and the Medical Staff and each practitioner as a member of the Medical Staff is described in the Hospital Act Regulation.

As well as appointing practitioners to the Medical Staff, the Board also grants “privileges” or specific permission to engage in certain medical acts in the facilities. Privileges are defined in the Rules.

Questions regarding Credentialing and Privileging?

Questions regarding registration and licensure in British Columbia?
Go to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC – Physician’s area (

Recruitment Process

PHC Medical Staff Search and Recruitment Process

Please contact your Department/Division Head for more information.  Contacts can be found here:

Medical Staff reappointment process

Coming Soon.