Health insurance coverage | Mount Allison

Health insurance covers the cost of many of the health and wellness services offered at Mount Allison.

Find out more below about the coverage provided by provincial health plans, health insurance for international students, and the student extended health and dental insurance plan provided through the Mount Allison Students' Union.

Canadian students

Canadian students are covered by their provincial health insurance while studying at Mount Allison, with the exception of those from Quebec.

Students from Quebec

The Province of Quebec has not entered into a reciprocal billing agreement with physicians from other Canadian provinces.

This means that if Quebec students need to access a physician while attending Mount Allison, whether it be a physician at the local hospital, community office or clinci, or at the Mount Allison Wellness Centre, they will be requested to pay a physician fee before being seen by the physician. The receipt can be sent to the Province of Quebec for reimbursement.

International students

Health insurance for international students at Mount Allison University is mandatory.

International students who are studying full-time in a program that leads to a degree are eligible to apply for New Brunswick provincial Medicare coverage. Students can receive coverage through the Mount Allison Students' Union.

» Find out more about health insurance coverage for international students

Students without coverage and non-insured services

Physician health care services that are not covered under provincial plans include:

  • Physicals and/or medical forms (sports, licensing, travel, etc.) — $50
  • Travel consultation (including multiple prescriptions for travel) — $50
  • Travel immunization only (if travel consultation has been provided elsewhere) — $20
  • Physician office visit without insurance — $50

MASU extended health and dental insurance coverage

The Mount Allison Students' Union is pleased to offer all Mount Allison students health and dental coverage.

Full details of the plan and the benefits offered can be found on the MASU health and dental page.

Students covered with a health and/or dental benefit plan elsewhere (through parents, spouse, employer, etc.) may opt out of the corresponding health plan.

Questions can be directed to the health plan administrator at or 506-364-3238.

Contraception management and Herpes Zoster assessment

Effective June 6th, 2022 service fees to provide coverage for assessment and prescribing for contraception management and Herpes Zoster assessment by pharmacists will be covered by Department of Health (Medicare) for eligible patients.

These eligible patients must be an NB resident or hold a valid Medicare card. The coverage is for the cost of the assessment and prescribing only. The patient is still responsible for the cost of the dispensing fee and the prescribed medication and/or injection, if applicable.

For patients with prescription drug plans, the pharmacy can submit the claim for these costs and the patient is responsible for any remaining balance.