International Student Health Insurance & Services

International students receive mandatory 12-month health insurance while registered at Loyalist College. It is highly recommended that you purchase your own travel insurance while travelling and for time spent in Canada before the effective coverage dates listed below.

International student fees cover the cost of mandatory health insurance. Students who do not confirm with the International Centre that they are planning to arrive and begin classes will not be automatically registered for this insurance and therefore will not be covered. Medical attention can be extremely expensive in Canada, so it is very important to have this coverage.

Effective Coverage Dates:                                    

September Intake             September 1 – August 31

January Intake                  January 1 – December 31

May Intake                        April 29 – April 28

The international student health insurance package is currently offered through guard.me International Insurance. For specific details, please refer to their colleges and universities policy.

The insurance policy will not cover any pre-existing medical conditions, so please ensure that you resolve any health issues prior to your arrival in Canada. Dental coverage is for emergency care only and does not cover everything. It is advised that you have any dental work and cleaning done before you arrive in Canada.

*There will be a workshop on the type of coverage offered at the beginning of each intake.


Health Services 

Loyalist’s Health Centre is staffed by a full-time registered nurse, support specialist and part-time attending physician. It provides comprehensive, high-quality and responsive health care services and coordinates the immunization clearance for students attending placements. If you need to see a nurse or doctor, you should go to the College’s Health Centre located in Room 1H7, or call 613-969-1913, ext. 2374. 

For medical treatment, you can also visit one of the following Belleville medical clinics:

Belleville Medical Clinics
Loyalist Health Centre
1st Floor, 376 Wallbridge-Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON  K8N 4Z2
613-969-1913, ext. 2374
Bayview Medical Clinic
274 Dundas Street East
Belleville, ON  K8N 1E6
613-968-5709
Great Lakes Walk-In Clinic & Belleville Pharmacy 
690 Sidney Street
Belleville, ON  K8P 4A8
613-967-9595
Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit
179 North Park Street
Belleville, ON  K8P 4P1
613-966-5500
Belleville General Hospital (Quinte Health Care)
265 Dundas Street East
Belleville, ON  K8N 5A9
613-969-7400