Access Health Care

If you are in immediate danger (you are either about to seriously hurt yourself or someone else), please call 911. If you are on campus, you can call Campus Security at 514-398-3000, or 514-398-7777 for Macdonald Campus.

On this page: On Campus Care | Health Insurance Coverage & Accessing Off-Campus CareOff-Campus Counselling/Therapy & Listening ServicesOff-Campus Crisis Services


On Campus Care


Accessing the Service





Student Health Clinic

Students are able to access the Student Health Clinic both through appointments and urgent care drop-in times.

You can make an appointment either in person or by phone at 514-398-6017. Phone lines are open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday- Friday. Depending on the number of calls in the queue, you may hear a recorded message asking you to call back later in the day.

There are also urgent care drop-in times Monday through Friday starting at 8:30 am. It is suggested that you show up early if seeking urgent care in order to increase the likelihood of you being seen because of the high demand for these services.

When coming to the Student Health Clinic, please make sure to bring your McGill student ID card and Health Insurance card.

Brown Student Services Building, 3rd floor
3600 McTavish

M - F:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm



There is also a Student Health Clinic available at the Macdonald Campus.


McGill Dental Clinic

To make an appointment please call (514) 398-3155

The staff at the Dental Clinic are here to answer any questions you may have concerning your dental needs. They can help you understand your dental insurance coverage with SSMU or PGSS, and can work closely with your dental office back home to make sure you get the care you need.

The McGill Dental Clinic's services are offered to all McGill students, staff, faculty, and friends and family of students.

752 rue Sherbrooke Ouest (corner of McGill College) M - F: 9 am - 4:30 pm


(514) 398-3155
McGill Sports Medicine Clinic

To make an appointment with a physiotherapist, athletic therapist, massage therapist, or osteopath  call (514) 398-7007, between 8h30 and 19h00.

To make an appointment to see a physician, call (514) 398-7007 between 8h30 and 16h00. Please note that clinic physicians see patients with injuries directly related to sports or recreational activity.

For further inquires or to cancel an appointment, call (514) 398-7007 between 8h30 and 16h00 or email: sportsmedicine.athletics [at]

McGill Sport Medicine Clinic
475 Pine Avenue West

Monday to Friday 07h30-19h30


(514) 398-7007
sportsmedicine.athletics [at] (Email)


McGill Psychiatric Services

To make an appointment with McGill Psychiatric Services, you will first need a referral from your family doctor or another physician or from McGill Counselling Services; please fax the referral to 514-398-5529.

An appointment can be requested by telephone (514-398-6019) or in person (Brown Student Services Building, 3600 rue McTavish, Suite 5500, West Wing). 

Psychiatric Services also offers Safety Appointments for students experiencing a crisis situation where they are at risk of harming themself or others. Safety Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

McGill Mental Health Services can be used by all McGill students who have paid the Student Services fee.

You must bring your McGill student ID card and a valid medical insurance card (either a provincial health card or a McGill Blue Cross card) to each appointment. You will be asked to pay for your visit if you do not have these.


Brown Student Services Building
3600 McTavish, Suite 5500

M - F: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm


psychiatricservices [at] (Email)
McGill Counselling Services

To make an appointment with McGill Counselling, you have to first attend an 'intake' appointment.

These are done on a first come, first serve basis between 12 - 4 pm, M - F during the academic year and the doors open at 11:30 am for these.

For more information about the 'intake' appointment and what follows that, please consult the following website.

McGill Counselling Service is available to all McGill students who have paid the Student Services fee. However, there can be a modest cost for some workshops.


Brown Student Services Building,
3600 McTavish Street, Suite 4200

M - F: 9 am - 4 pm


counselling.service [at] (Email)




Health Insurance Coverage & Accessing Off-Campus Care 

While studying at McGill, it is a requirement that you have some form of health insurance coverage, whether it is a provincial or international plan. Members of SSMU and PGSS are automatically enrolled in health/dental insurance plans that supplement provincial ones. Provincial plans only cover primary care (i.e. hospital/doctor/clinic visits) but sometimes do not cover additional costs such as ambulance services, dental/eye doctor visits, and prescriptions.

Students are able to opt-out of the supplemental plan in the event they are able to provide evidence that they have additional coverage (i.e. benefits from parents, employers, etc.). For more information on/to opt-out of your supplemental health insurance plan, please visit

You may also choose to access off-campus health care during your time at McGill. If this is the case, please note that many clinics and services in Montreal, when presented with an out-of-province and/or international health insurance card, will require you to pay up front and then submit a claim to your insurance provider to be either fully or partially reimbursed by them.

For more information about health insurance coverage, as well as links to both provincial and international health insurance providers, visit the McGill Student Health Service website.

Check out the Off-Campus Clinic & Services page for more information about contacting/using off-campus health care services.

Off-Campus Counselling/Therapy & Listening Services

If you are looking for off-campus counselling/therapy or listening services, AMI-Québec provides a list of some of them in the Montreal area. Many of these are free of charge and open to anyone looking to use them. 

Please keep in mind that a valid health insurance card may be required when using any off-campus service and there may be fees associated with these as well. Please consult with any and all services you are considering using concerning any fees and/or restrictions they may have on providing their services. 

Off-Campus Crisis Services

If you are in immediate danger (you are either about to seriously hurt yourself or someone else), please call 911. If you are on campus, you can call Campus Security at 514-398-3000, or 514-398-7777 for Macdonald Campus.

If you are looking for crisis services in Montreal, please see the following page.