Health Insurance

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Health insurance is mandatory for international students and is offered through Mohawk College's insurance provider, You cannot opt out of this coverage.

Near the end of the first month of each term, health insurance cards and information on how to make claims will be emailed to you through your college MyMohawk email account. The cost of health insurance is included in your tuition.

Note: Cards will be emailed in the last week of September/January/May. The title of the email is: "Healthcare Access Card". If you need your policy earlier, email [at] with the name of the attending DR. or hospital that is requiring.

More information about the health insurance coverage can be found at, and more information about COVID-19 updates is available on the Guard me COVID-19 update site.

keep.meSAFE Mental Wellness Student Support Program - No Additional Cost

Get advice from keep.meSAFE about academic pressures, balancing school and work, resolving conflict and more.


The keep.meSAFE Mental Wellness Student Support Program provides Mohawk College International students access to a large, diverse network of professional counsellors where students unique circumstances can be matched with a counsellor who understands these experiences, in the preferred language and preferred culture of the student.

While attending college can be an amazing time of new experiences and great opportunity to explore new ideas. Dealing with feelings of Anxiety and Stress being some of the top reasons, students may also seek support for reasons such as:

  • Procrastination and building time management skills
  • Anxiety about a public speaking assignment
  • Nutrition concerns
  • Worries about upcoming exams or disappointment with academic performance
  • Stress due to financial challenges
  • Concern about postgraduation plans
  • Loneliness or homesickness
  • Difficulty adjusting to life in Canada
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Tensions with family members, friends, or roommates


Mohawk College International students can access this diverse 24/7 support by:

  • Downloading the My SSP App (available from the App store/ Google Play); or
  • Calling 1.844.451.9700

Extended Health Coverage – Additional Cost

Additional extended health care coverage that includes dental and vision coverage as well as other items, is available through the Mohawk Student's Association (MSA). More information on additional insurance coverage can be obtained directly from the MSA, located at Fennel Campus, room G109.

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Tip: Not all services are covered by the basic health coverage that is included for all international student. You may wish to purchase additional coverage.

Family Member Coverage – Additional Cost

It is possible (and recommended) to purchase additional insurance coverage for any family members that are here in Canada with you. Effective Fall 2018 we will no longer be purchasing health insurance for families of students. You can order directly from Guard Me. Visit: and click on Dependents.

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Tip: Medical care services are readily available to all Mohawk College students. The Mohawk College Health Clinic is located at the Fennell Campus, Room C109.