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Health & Wellness

  • Annual Health Insurance Coverage

    icon-speakerMedical Insurance Fee - $700 per year provided by GuardMe

    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 GuardMe - 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.

    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 healthinsurance@cestarcollege.com in case of an emergency. Annual E-Cards are sent to your myLambton email directly from GuardMe.

  • 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

    CAMH - Suicide Prevention Service
    Centre for Additions & Mental Health (CAMH) combines clinical care, research, education, policy development, ad health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. Walk-in 24 hours/7days a week - hours may vary due to COVID. Services offered in English and French. Interpreters may be available for other languages.
    Call - 416-979-6885
    Location - 250 College Street, Toronto ON 
    Indus
    Indus is here to help international students with settlement counselling and orientation to Canada; employment opportunities and regulations; housing, healthcare and financial support; referrals to appropriate community resources,; assistance with documentation and form completion. Let us know what your needs are and we will support you. Locations in Mississauga, Brampton, and Oakville.
    Anshu Khurana - 905-459-4776 x 239
    akhurana@induscs.ca
    Connex Ontario
    Connex Ontario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol, drugs, mental illness, and/or gambling. We are funded by te Government of Ontario. Our information and referral services are live and answered 24/7.
    Call - 1-866-531-2600
    Family Services Toronto
    Family Services Toronto helps people face a wide variety of life challenges. For almost 100 years, they have been assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy, and public education programs. Services are available to everyone who lives and works in Toronto (including international students).
    Free counselling - Wednesdays at 355 Church Street - 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (last registration is 6:15 p.m.)
    Call - 416-595-9618
    Email - sau@familyservicetoronto.org
    Crisis Services Canada
    Crisis Services Canada evolved our of the Canadian Distress Line Network - a national network of existing distress, crisis, and suicide prevention line services.
    Call - 1-833-456-4566 (available 24/7)
    Text - 45645 (4 p.m. - 12 a.m. daily)
    South Asian Women's Centre
    A voluntary, non-profit women's organization run by and for South Asian women. Supports South Asian women and empowers women to develop their social and cultural potential.
    Call - 416-537-2276
    Email - info@sawc.org
    Location - 800 Lansdowne Avenue, Unit 1, Toronto ON
    Good2Talk
    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
    Togetherall
    Provides online support community and is accessible 24/7 across Canada
    Please use your student email to register and find peer support after hours

    Call 9-1-1- if at immediate risk

    If you are:

    • feeling desperate or hopeless;
    • worried you might hurt yourself, someone else, or are having suicidal thoughts; or,
    • alone with no one to talk to.

    If you have:

    • made a plan;
    • the means to hurt yourself or someone else (e.g. pills or a weapon); or,
    • attempted suicide or hurt yourself before.

    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 Toronto 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:

    Clinics

    MCI The Doctor's Office - Mount Pleasant (Walk-in)
    245 Eglinton Avenue E
    Toronto, ON
    416-488-1455
    Adelaide Health Clinic
    1 First Canadian Place
    Toronto, ON
    416-367-5200
    Mississauga Medical Centre (Walk-in)
    3980 Grand Park Drive (in Rio Can Grand Park)
    Mississauga, ON
    905-615-0107

    Hospitals

    North York General Hospital
    4001 Leslie Street
    North York, ON
    Open 24 hours
    Emergency Room
    416-756-6000
    Open 24 hours
    Toronto General Hospital
    200 Elizabeth Street
    Toronto, ON
    416-340-3131
    Open 24 hours
    Sunnybrook Hospital
    97 Hargrave Lane
    Toronto, ON
    416-480-6100
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