By Senate Regulation, ALL international students (full-time, part-time, exchange, special and visiting) and their accompanying dependent(s) are required to participate in the University's compulsory sickness and accident plan. Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for an exemption. The list of exemption categories can be found under Eligibility for Exemption. Please note that, students covered by private health insurance are not exempt from the McGill plan.
Exemption requests must be done on Minerva. Supporting documents to support your exemption request can be submitted either in-person at Service Point (McLennan Library Building, 3415 McTavish St., Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y1) OR scanned and sent to international [dot] health [at] mcgill [dot] ca (ISS), indicating in the body of the email your name, McGill ID# and exemption request.
Exemptions are valid for one year only, and must be renewed each subsequent year.
For detailed instructions on how to claim medical expenses, click here.