Sana Banu, CSI President
Hey Condors!
We have assembled this page to answer some of your most frequently asked questions. For instance:
Why does the CSI President always refer to student as Condors?
Conestoga College’s mascot is Cliffy the Condor. A common colloquial way of referring to students of a school is by referring to them as the school mascot, in our case Condors.

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general csi services

Health Plan, Wellness, and Insurance Plans

  • I’m a domestic student, what health coverage do I have access to?

    As a domestic student, you would have access to the CSI Extended Health and Dental Plan. This plan covers you for health costs including but not limited to: Prescription drugs and vaccinations, appointments with Massage therapy, chiropractor and physiotherapy, Vision and dental.
    Learn more here.
    Please note that this plan covers additional expenses not covered by OHIP

  • I’m an international student, what health coverage do I have access to?

    As an international student you have two coverage plans. Your first plan is the College International Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP), and it provides coverage for medical appointments, doctor’s checkups and emergency hospital visits, Ambulance rides, x-rays and lab testing, Maternity and much more!
    Learn more here.

    Your secondary insurance covers you for additional costs not covered under your CIHIP coverage. This insurance is called the CSI Extended Health and Dental plan. This plan covers you for health costs including but not limited to: Prescription drugs and vaccinations, appointments with Massage therapy, chiropractor and physiotherapy, Vision and dental. Learn more here.

  • What is the Extended Health and Dental Plan?

    Extended Health and Dental Plan
    The Extended Health and Dental Plan provides coverage for prescription drugs, health practitioners like chiropractors, massage therapists, and physiotherapists, vision, dental, and travel.
    Learn more here.

  • What is The College International Health Insurance Plan? (CIHIP)

    The College International Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP)
    This plan offers comprehensive insurance for basic emergency health-care services for when you are injured, ill, or require immediate medical attention.
    Learn more here.

  • What is the Legal Protection Program?

    Legal Protection Program
    You have access to a legal hotline to ask questions about any area of law. If you have a case related to housing, employment, or academic concerns, you can receive a lawyer for your legal proceedings.
    Learn more here.

  • How can I book an appointment to see a doctor?

    You can book an appointment through the Conestoga Medical clinic by emailing or calling. All appointments will be held over the phone during this time.

    Conestoga Medical Care Clinic
    medicalcare@conestogac.on.ca
    519-748-5220 ext. 3679

    If you are an international student, you can also book a virtual appointment through Dialogue. Dialogue is an online platform that allows you, as well as your spouse and children who are also enrolled in CIHIP, to connect virtually with nurses and physicians via a mobile or web app from anywhere in Canada, free of charge.

    Connect to a team of healthcare professionals within minutes with Dialogue
    Student Registration
    Download the App
    support@dialogue.co

  • Where can I use my CSI Extended Health and Dental Plan?

    You can use your Plan benefits anywhere in the world, but you may want to use a Studentcare Network Provider for additional savings! You can find a list of them and the discounts you will receive here on their website using their search tool.
    Learn more here
    The CSI Wellness office located in the Rec Centre on Doon campus, and is home to our Massage Therapy, Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Practitioners! Connect with us to book an appointment, ask a question about your health plan or to submit a claim.

    CSI Wellness Office
    519-748-5131 x3585
    csihealthplan@conestogac.on.ca
    Please note that the Wellness Office is not accessible during the current campus closure, but we are happy to accept a call or email to answer any questions you may have.

  • Where can I use my College International Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP)?

    You can use your College International Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP) for services at any hospital, urgent care, or walk-in clinic. For a list of locations that offer direct billing, use this search tool.
    Learn more here

  • Where can I get my coverage card?

    Extended Health and Dental Plan
    By presenting the Pay-Direct Card with your valid student ID card, you can fill your prescriptions at most Canadian pharmacies. The pharmacist will be able to process the claim immediately, so you won’t have to pay the full amount up front and wait to be reimbursed.
    Learn more here

    College International Health Insurance Plan
    The coverage card for the College International Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP) will be emailed to your Conestoga College email. Don’t see it? Try checking your ‘Junk’ or ‘Spam’ folder! If you do not receive it, you can request a new one.
    Learn more here

  • How do I Submit a claim?

    Extended Health and Dental Plan
    You can submit a claim for services covered by the CSI Extended Health and Dental Plan by mail or through the Studentcare Mobile App.
    Learn more here.

    College International Health Insurance Plan
    You can submit a claim for services covered by the College International Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP) online.
    Learn more here

  • How can I opt-out of the CSI Extended Health and Dental Plan?

    You can opt-out during the Change-of-Coverage Period by uploading proof of coverage from another health plan.
    Learn more here

  • Can I opt-out of the CSI Legal Protection Program?

    Yes. You can opt-out when you confirm your invoice.
    Learn more here

  • How can I add my partner or family onto my health plan?

    Extended Health and Dental Plan
    You can enrol your partner or family online for a fee. For full eligibility, details, and the online portal, click the link below.
    Learn more here

    College International Health Insurance Plan
    You can enrol your partner or family online for a fee. For full eligibility, details, and the online portal, click the link below.
    Learn more here

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Transportation

  • What transportation is offered in Waterloo Region? (Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge)

    Conestoga students can use Grand River Transit to travel around the city. Click the link below to learn how to gain access
    Learn more here

  • What transportation is offered in the City of Guelph?

    Conestoga students can use Guelph transit to travel around the city. Click the link below to learn how to gain access
    Learn more here

  • What transportation is offered in the City of Brantford?

    Conestoga students can use Brantford Transit to travel around the city. Click the link below to learn how to gain access
    Learn more here

  • Is the CSI Shuttle running?

    No. Due to the global pandemic and the closure of the college, the CSI Shuttle isn’t currently running.

  • What other College-operated transportation options are available to me?

    Please be aware that due to Conestoga College campus closures, none of these shuttles are currently running, but will resume when regular campus activity resumes.

    Both Conestoga Students Inc. and Conestoga College offer shuttle service at the Doon and Cambridge campus, The Waterloo campus, and the Brantford campus.

    CSI’s shuttle runs from the Doon campus doors six and three to residence to the Cambridge campus main door.

    The college run shuttle in Branford runs a continuous loop between 50 Wellington St, 274 Colborne and the Branford daycare Centre between 7:30 AM and 6 PM. It also offers select times to the Branford municipal Airport.

    The College run Waterloo Shuttle runs a continuous loop between the south parking lot on University Avenue, the Main campus, the colleges buildings on Marsland Drive and Deerborn Boulevard, as well as to University Gates. This runs from 7:30 AM to 5:40 PM.

    Please note that there is no campus to campus transportation other then the Doon-Cambridge Shuttle Run

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