Manitoba International Student Insurance Plan

If you are an international student studying in Manitoba, you are required to have emergency health insurance coverage. This plan will cover you for eligible medical services that may be difficult to afford outside your home country, like hospital stays, visits to the doctor, x-rays, and more.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why do I need 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 and Manitoba Blue Cross is insuring your health and well-being.

How do I submit a claim?

To receive medical care at no out-of-pocket cost from a health-care provider (e.g. doctor, optometrist, pharmacist, etc.), simply show your Coverage Card and valid photo identification (e.g. student ID card, driver’s license). Providers who are set up for direct billing will not charge you for eligible services. However, if you are charged for services, download, print, and mail the claim form, along with your original receipts, to be reimbursed for eligible expenses to:

Manitoba Blue Cross
PO Box 1046, Stn Main
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2X7

Claims will be processed within 15 business days.

Download the claim form here.

WHERE IS MY ON-CAMPUS CLINIC OR WELLNESS CENTRE?

Your on-campus clinic or wellness centre is located here:

University of Manitoba:
104 University Centre
Fort Garry Campus
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
204-474-8411

University of Winnipeg:
Wellness Centre
Duckworth Centre, Room 1D25
400 Spence Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2S4
204-786-9496

During your visit, show the staff your Coverage Card to have your eligible expenses processed by Manitoba Blue Cross.

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