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Health & Wellness

  • Annual Health Insurance Coverage

    icon-speakerMedical Insurance Fee - $700 per year provided by guard.me

    Emergency medical insurance is mandatory for all international students at Lambton College. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are on a co-op. This insurance is provided by guard.me - a third party insurance provider.

    International students of Lambton College are not permitted to opt-out of the medical insurance fee, but this does not preclude students from purchasing additional coverage from other insurance providers. To review the Benefit Summary that includes both emergency and non-emergency coverage, please refer to Policy Documents for guard.me at Lambton.

    Coverage periods for studies starting in:

    • Fall term: September 1 - August 31 - Cost $700
    • Winter term: January 1 - December 31 - Cost $700
    • Spring term: May 1 - April 30 - Cost $700

    Contact records@queenscollege.ca in case of an emergency. Annual E-Cards are sent to your myLambton email directly from guard.me.

    New Students

    Coverage is effective 30 days before September 1, January 1, and May 1 for NEW  international students arriving in Canada. If students are arriving more than 30 days before their program start date, they are eligible to purchase additional medical insurance from guard.me. Early arrival is a one-time purchase only, it cannot be purchased beyond the program start date. 
    Learn more about guard.me from the For Frequently Asked Questions video:

  • Personal Counselling

    Student getting Counselling

    Meet privately with our Psychotherapist. Personal counselling is available to all international students at no additional cost. Queen's College's psychotherapist will also offer live seminars on various Mental Health and Wellness topics and one-on-one sessions monthly.

    Scheduling an Appointment

    To schedule an appointment for personal counselling, please schedule a one-on-one appointment with our Registered Psychotherapist.

    Anuja Puthran, Registered Psychotherapist

    Examples of why students may want to seek personal counselling:

    • Manage student stress, exams, or academic performance
    • Lack of motivation or difficulty concentrating
    • Difficulty adjusting to life in Canada
    • Feeling anxious
    • Depression
    • Feeling isolated or alone
    • Coping with grief/loss
    • Tensions with family members, friends, or roommates
    • Relationship concerns
    • Alcohol or drug use
    • Sexual assault
    • Crisis/Trauma support
    • Thoughts of harming oneself or others
    • Housing of food security issues
  • Mental Health Support

    Student looking at online counselling

    In collaboration with the global mental health support for students keep.meSAFE, students have access from anywhere in the world, anytime day or night to mental health support, including crisis support from certified counsellors by phone or Android/IOS app. Additionally, periodical Mental Health and Well-Being webinars on various topics are conducted throughout the term.

    For more information on this service and how to access it, please visit the keep.meSAFE website and register with your Lambton College email.

  • Community Resources

    Provides 24/7 confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario by phone or text messaging.
    Call - 1-866-925-5454
    Text - GOOD2TALKON to 686868
    Provides online support community and is accessible 24/7 across Canada
    Please use your student email to register and find peer support after hours
    Kids Help Phone
    An e-mental health service that is available 24/7 from anywhere in Canada by phone or text messaging. Also offers a wide range of articles that can keep you up to date on challenges and issues you may be facing at this current time.
    Call - 1-800-668-6868
    Text - 686868
    Mental Health Helpline
    Anonymous and confidential help line available 24/7
    Call - 1-866-531-2600
    Live Web Chat
    Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
    Provides information in other languages such as French, Hindi, Somali, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Tamil, etc. Multi-Language information is provided on mental illness to people for whom English is not a first language and professionals who work with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
    BounceBack ®
    BounceBack ® is a free skill building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
    Speak with a registered health care professional
    CMHA - Suicide Prevention Service
    Service available to anyone experiencing mental health problems, crisis, or thoughts of suicide
    Call - 1-833-456-4566
    Text - 45645 (4 p.m. - Midnight EST)

    International Student Emergency Medical Insurance

    Student looking online at insurance

    Emergency medical insurance is mandatory for all international students at Lambton College. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are on a co-op. This insurance is provided by guard.me - a third-party insurance provider.

    For coverage information, please refer directly to the Guard.me Lambton in Mississauga page.

    The health care insurance is for emergency health care coverage during one's study period and involves only a basic package that is subject to change on an annual basis. Not all conditions are covered and prospective international students are strongly urged to review the coverage details prior to arriving in Canada. This will allow time to purchase additional coverage before departure, if needed.

    The policy does not, nor is it intended to, replace the coverage under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), for yourself or any member of your family. Internationals students of Lambton College are not permitted to opt-out of the medical insurance fee but this does not preclude students from purchasing additional coverage from other insurance providers.

    Lambton College tuition must be paid in full in order for the guard.me policy to be effective.

  • Clinics & Hospitals - Direct Billing

    Direct Billing at a Clinic

    To search for a clinic or hospital which uses direct billing please refer to the guard.me Clinic Search Page or select a location from the list below:


    Appletree Medical Group (Parkside) - Preferred
    4062 Confederation Parkway
    Mississauga, ON
    Appletree Medical Group (Fairview)
    3355 Hurontario Street
    Mississauga, ON
    Square One Medical
    4175 Confederation Parkway, Units 1 & 2
    Mississauga, ON


    Credit Valley Hospital
    3300 Eglington Avenue W
    Mississauga, ON
    Mississauga Hospital
    100 Queensway W
    Mississauga, ON
    Queensway Health Centre
    150 Sherway Drive
    Etobicoke, ON
    William Osler Health System
    101 Humber College Blvd
    Brampton, ON
  • Peer-to-Peer Support - Let's Face It

    Lets Face It

    Let's Face It is a Queen's College initiative to promote positive mental health among our students. This project is supported at all of Lambton College's study locations.

    Our peer-to-peer student support is designed to help students who need emotional support and one-to-one connection with fellow students on campus.

    Our peer mentors are both passionate about mental health as well as helping others. Through orientation and training, they are able to better help their peers through:

    • simple one-on-one conversations
    • provide a listening ear
    • suggest healthy coping strategies
    • connect them with campus and/or community resources

    How to use Let's Face It

    Visit us on campus and speak with the front desk reception.

    Benefits to students accessing the space:

    • a welcoming environment, safe space for LGBTQ+ students
    • Compassionate and caring staff, volunteers and placement students who allow students to feel heard, supported, and connected
    • Quiet and comfortable space for those just wanting to relax and/or study
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