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.
Payment Express is a convenient service that reimburses you for the medical expenses you incur. You do not need to complete a claim form.
Here's how it works:
- Present your medical and prescription receipts in person at the front counter on the ground floor of the Blue Cross Building (550 Sherbrooke Street West). Opening hours are 8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Friday.
- Unless further investigation is required, you will be reimbursed immediately.
McGill's International Student Health Insurance Plan is compulsory for all international students, except in rare situations where exemptions may be granted. However, your health insurance coverage may be cancelled if you: