CSI will now be issuing your Conestoga International Student Health Insurance Plan
Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) will now be in control of your Student Care International Health Insurance Plan, starting on Monday, March 5. This means if you have any questions whatsoever regarding the plan, how you’re covered and more, you can contact the CSI Wellness Office in the Rec Centre, room RC 173 to find out all of the answers to your questions.
General information about your Conestoga International Health Insurance Plan
All international students have mandatory Conestoga International Health Insurance Plan provided by Studentcare. If you are studying on a government sponsorship which includes insurance or have a valid OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) card, you may be exempt from the College plan.
What you are covered on
You are covered up to $5,000,000 in health-care benefits, including:
- Physician (100% of eligible charges by presenting your health card at the clinics found on cihip.ca without paying)
- Hospitalization (you must call within 1 business day to the number on the health card)
- Eye exam (up to $100 of one exam)
- Physiotherapy (up to $1,000 in coverage period)
- Prescription drugs (80% of eligible charges to a maximum 30 day supply-your health card can be used at most pharmacies in Canada and they will claim electronically)
- Immunization (100% of eligible charges up to $100)
- and much more!
Find out more about your coverage on the Studentcare website.
Cost of the health plan
The cost of your insurance is included in your tuition. Depending on when your academic program starts, you will be billed the following amounts:
12 month fee: $485.00
September 1-August 31
8 month fee: $324.95
January 1-August 31
4 month fee: $160.05
May 1-August 31
You can enrol your family (including your spouse and/or dependent children) within 30 days of your arrival by paying an additional fee. Common law and same-sex couples are eligible. Cost to enrol each family member is the same as the cost of the student.
Your health plan policy card
A coverage card will automatically be emailed to you by Studentcare. You must print and keep your health card on you at all times. If hospitalized you must call Studentcare toll free within 1 business day at the number on your health card.
If you have not received your card, or lost it, please complete the form found at the following link.
Coverage Card Information
Please note that you must show your policy card to medical staff to be eligible for reimbursement.
Your policy number
Your policy number is 017896, insured by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada.
How to find a clinic
The Sun Life Preferred Provider Network (PPN) is one of the largest and most comprehensive networks of medical practitioners available to international students in Ontario. Click the link below to browse the options and find the clinic that best suits your needs. Each clinic is specially equipped to take care of you in the event of a medical problem or emergency and can process direct billing.
Find a clinic
Quick claiming and reimbursement
Submit claims such as prescription drug, doctor or hospital visit, click the link below and follow the instructions.
Submit a claim
Have more questions about your health plan?
Check out the frequently asked questions section of this web page, contact the CSI Wellness Office, or visit the Studentcare website for more information on your health plan.
In case of an emergency, visit a hospital or call 911
You must print and keep your health card on you at all times. If you are hospitalized you must call Studentcare toll free within 1 business day at the number on your health card.
Frequently asked questions
When does my Conestoga International Health Insurance Plan start?
Your Conestoga International Health Insurance Plan will start on the first day of class.
If you are in our English language program (EAS- English for Academic Studies) your insurance will be automatically ordered each semester. If you are in any other program, your health insurance will be ordered when you start classes and it will expire on August 31.
What if I arrive before the first day of class?
Please email Studentcare Representative to arrange Early Arrival Insurance.
If I have my own health insurance can I decline (“opt out of”) the Conestoga International Health Insurance Plan?
No, you cannot opt-out of the Conestoga International Health Insurance Plan. We know that Studentcare offers our students an excellent plan with great benefits at a reasonable cost. We want to make sure you are protected.
What is covered in my Conestoga International Health Insurance Plan?
Please visit the Studentcare website. You can download your Plan Reference Guide and Detailed Benefits Booklet from the website.
What about my dependents who are in Canada with me?
If you are coming to Canada with a spouse and/or dependent(s), they will not be covered under your Conestoga International Health Insurance Plan. Should you require additional health insurance for any of your family members, you may order Dependent Insurance directly through Studentcare.
Health care and medical treatment in Canada is very costly. Be sure you have health insurance for your family.
The international health plan is provided by our partners at Studentcare
We recommend contacting CSI for all of your questions and concerns regarding the international health plan, but you can contact the health plan provider directly, or access their website for more information.
CSI’s Wellness Office Coordinator would be happy to talk to you about any questions or concerns you have about this topic.
- Wellness Office Coordinator
- 519-748-5131 x3585