International health insurance is included in your program fees
You must have health insurance to cover the cost of medical care while you are studying with us. To assist you, St. Lawrence College has negotiated the purchase of medical insurance for international students to obtain the most comprehensive coverage at the best cost.
To be covered as soon as you arrive in Canada, you must:
- Pay your student fees
- Sign up and enroll in the guard.me insurance program
You can easily access your guard.me insurance using the iCent app. The iCent app allows you to easily display your insurance information when necessary (e.g. getting a COVID-19 test, visiting a doctor, picking up a prescription).
For more information www.guard.me/slc
Your emergency healthcare plan
Here are the steps you need to follow to use your insurance plan properly:
Go to your SLC email and find an email from Guard.me International Insurance. The subject line should be "Health Insurance Card".
Once you have found the email with your insurance card, print the card and keep it with you. We recommend our students to put the card in their wallets. You will also receive a temporary password, which will allow you to access the Guard.me/slc portal.
If you are not feeling good, and it is not a life-threatening situation (breathing problems, broken bones, blurry vision, severe stomach pain, bleeding that you can’t stop, etc.) you should visit a clinic. Guard.me has a specific page where you can find recommended clinics.
Kingston Campus Health Centre (You need to book an appointment):
Open Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
100 Portsmouth Avenue Kingston,
ON 613-544-5400 ext. 1136 or 1262
*There is a fee for missed appointments, so please call at least 24 hours in advance to cancel your appointment.
You can leave a message if you are unable to keep your appointment.
When to call the Guard.me Claims team:
Call the number on the back of your Guard.me health card:
- Before being admitted to the hospital
- Before going for any expensive diagnostic testing (e.g. MRI or CT scans)
You must bring:
- Your Guard.me health card
- Photo identification (student ID card, passport, etc.)
- Money to pay for the visit (if the clinic is not “Direct Billing”)
You will have to submit a claim every time you have paid for a consult and/or a prescribed medication. You need to keep your receipts in a safe place. We recommend students to take pictures of their receipts.