Health insurance plans
Consult the Régie de l'assurance Maladie (RAMQ) website for information on Quebec Medicare.
While you are studying full-time outside your province of residence, your provincial health insurance can cover your basic medical expenses. However, coverage is not automatic: You must contact your province’s health insurance provider before you leave your province to inform them that you will be studying in Quebec and wish to remain covered. This procedure varies from province to province (see links below). You must inform them each year while studying out of province.
If you are required to demonstrate proof of full-time studies at Concordia to maintain your coverage you can obtain a letter of attestation from the Birk’s Student Service Centre by email. Please note that there is a $20 fee to obtain this letter.
Contact information for provincial health plans
- Students studying outside of the NWT should consult the section titled "What Happens if I Am Temporarily Away from the NWT?" on the Northwest Territories Health Care Plan site.
International students can learn about Blue Cross health insurance from the International Students Office's insurance page.
Students who meet certain criteria are automatically enrolled in the Concordia Student Health Plan. To determine if they meet the criteria to be automatically enrolled, as well as to see a summary of benefits, undergraduate students can consult the Concordia Student Union (CSU) Health and Dental Plan and graduate students can consult the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) Health and Dental Plan.
Insurance coverage depends on your employee group. Visit CSpace to learn more.
Those with Quebec Medicare can contact the Régie de l'Assurance Maladie (RAMQ) to obtain a replacement.
Canadian residents with Medicare cards from another province can find replacement information on their provincial health department’s website (see above for contact information).
All Canadians have access to health insurance. Visit your provincial health department’s website (see above for contact information) to learn how to register.
All international students are required to have health insurance before registering for classes.