Health Insurance

Health Insurance and BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)

UNBC's number one priority is the health and safety of students. As part of our commitment to your health and safety UNBC requires that all students have health insurance while registered as a student.

All new international students will be automatically enrolled in mandatory health insurance. ?

Please be aware, even if you already have health insurance you will still be enrolled in this insurance. If you have already purchased insurance, check with your provider about getting a refund, before your coverage begins. ?

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Mandatory Private Health Insurance?

The mandatory private health insurance will last for four (4) months and is $220 CDN. It provides comprehensive coverage for medically necessary care.?

For more information on private health insurance coverage, visit www.guard.me.?

Healthcare in British Columbia - Medical Services Plan?

All international students in British Columbia must pay a $75 a month fee for healthcare to the Province of British Columbia. This fee begins after the three-month mandatory waiting period. You are responsible for enrolling yourself and paying for this independently. This fee cannot be paid from your UNBC account. UNBC International will assist you with the registration process.?

BC Services Card

All international students in British Columbia must pay a $75 a month fee for healthcare to the Province of British Columbia. This fee begins after the three-month mandatory waiting period. You are responsible for enrolling yourself and paying for this independently. This fee cannot be paid from your UNBC account. UNBC International will assist you with the registration process.?

The British Columbia MSP is separate from your Extended Health and Dental Plan?and should not be confused.?

Learn more about BC MSP:

Extended Health and Dental Plan

All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are automatically enrolled in an extended health and dental plan, which?covers many services not covered by basic medical services.