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Insurance & Confidentiality Info
Insurance and Fees
All SFU students are required to have medical insurance from the BC Medical Services Plan (BC MSP). This plan will cover the basic medical services you receive at SFU clinics. For instructions on how to apply for BC MSP and information on your coverage, please see SFU's Medical Insurance page.
Health & Counselling (HCS) shares one unit of confidentiality. This means that divisions of HCS may share your information when necessary for your care.
All records within HCS are confidential. Personal information can only be released outside the centre with your written consent. Exceptions are only made in the case of life-threatening emergencies or as required by law and/or public health regulations.
Collection of Information
When you use any service with Health & Counselling, our staff must collect some of your personal information. We may also need to collect information from other health care providers, friends, or family in order to provide comprehensive care or service.
When we collect this information, we will advise you. Only in exceptional circumstances can we collect information about you from other people without your consent. We are authorized to collect this information under the Protection of Privacy Act, the Medicare Protection Act, Medical Practitioner's Act, and Health Professionals Act.
Your information may be used for your present and future care or service, continuity of treatment, quality of care and service review, and teaching, education, and research.
International Student Coverage
Frequently Asked Questions
Do international students need to apply for Medical Insurance?
All qualified BC residents must apply for BC Medical Services Plan. View our medical insurance flowchart to see if you need to take action.
Does Guard.me@SFU medical insurance cover me as long as I am a student?
Your international medical insurance with Guard.me@SFU is temporary and for your first term only. All qualified BC residents must apply for the BC Medical Services Plan. Ensure you have an adequate medical insurance coverage.