If you are an international student studying at Conestoga College, the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, or the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, you are required to have emergency health insurance coverage. This Plan will cover you for basic health-care services that may be difficult to afford outside your home country, like hospital stays, visits to the doctor, ambulances, x-rays, and more.

Have questions about your Health? Check out Virtual Health Care.
Students covered by CIHIP have access to Virtual Health Care (provided by Dialogue). This online platform empowers you to be proactive about your health by allowing you to virtually connect with nurses and physicians via a mobile or web app from anywhere in Canada. Click here for details.

Please note: Eligible international students living abroad can also consult a nurse or doctor through Dialogue for any health-related questions via chat, video, or phone. Specialist referrals and drug prescriptions are not available outside of Canada.


Why a Health Plan?

International students must be covered by a basic health insurance plan when they arrive in Canada.

Without health insurance, the high cost of medical services outside your home country could limit your access to the care you need, or leave you with a large debt to pay.

To ensure that you can focus on your studies abroad, you will be able to rest easy knowing that Studentcare, the leading provider of student health and dental plans in Canada, is insuring your health and well-being.

How do I submit a claim?

There are 2 ways to submit a claim.

  • You can submit a claim by filling out the form here and sending it by mail to this address:

    Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
    Claims Department
    PO Box 2015 Stn Waterloo
    Waterloo, ON N2J 0B1

  • You can submit a claim online by following the instructions here

How do I find a clinic?

Click FIND A CLINIC on the home page.

Enter your address or university address to find a clinic near you.

Upon visiting the clinic, show the staff your coverage card to have your invoice sent directly to Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada.

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