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Get health insurance

Most of the services offered at Health Services are free of charge, provided that students are currently registered and have valid health insurance. If a client of Health Services does not have valid health insurance, he or she will be required to pay for a physician visit. Both locations of Health Services can provide students with information on how to obtain a valid health card or how to maintain coverage while studying outside their province of origin.

Out-of-Province Students

To retain health coverage while studying at Concordia, out-of-province students must notify their provincial health authority of their status as a student in Quebec. This must be done at the beginning of each academic year. Information on how to do this can be obtained through Health Services.

Health Insurance for International Students

The Government of Quebec requires all international students to be covered by a health insurance plan that meets its standards while living in Quebec. Concordia University has negotiated a health and accident insurance plan with the Blue Cross Insurance Company that is compulsory for all international students unless a student qualifies for one of very few exceptions.

This Blue Cross insurance plan specifically for international students meets the Government of Quebec standards at a competitive rate.

For detailed information regarding your plan:

Read your Blue Cross Health Insurance Plan Policy Booklet.

Visit the International Students Office to find out more about your plan and/or pick up your health insurance card. Not available at this time, please contact the office before planning a visit.


Additional health and dental coverage for international students over and above the compulsory Blue Cross Health Insurance Plan for International Students is also available through the CSU (Concordia Student Union), and the GSA (Graduate Student Association).

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