Health Insurance

      • All international students who will be living in British Columbia longer than six months must enroll in the Medical Services Plan (MSP) of B.C. upon arriving in BC and must have health insurance for the entire time they are studying at CapU. Without health insurance, you could pay thousands of dollars for a hospital stay and even be refused certain services. Medical services covered by MSP include: basic medical care within Canada, most doctors visits, and most hospital visits.

        Already have the Medical Services Plan (MSP) of B.C.?

        Do not have the Medical Services Plan (MSP) of B.C.?

        • There is a waiting period for newcomers to BC before your Medical Services Plan (MSP) of B.C. will take effect and you should have temporary health insurance for the duration of this waiting period.
        • The CIE will automatically enroll you in temporary health insurance coverage provided by for the duration of this waiting period. The cost is $180 payable to your CapU student account during the third week of classes.
        • You must email a copy of your Study Permit to as soon as you have it in order to be automatically enrolled in temporary health insurance coverage provided by
        • If you want to add your dependents to the insurance, please email us to with your student name/number and please provide the dependents full name, DOB, and nationality for each dependent.
        • Exceptions: Study Abroad students (will be enrolled in for an entire study duration at an additional cost) and students sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau (not applicable).
        • Health and dental insurance info sheet (.pdf)

        What is CSU Health and Dental Plan and how to sign up?

        • The Capilano Students’ Union (CSU) Health and Dental Plan is an extended medical coverage for services that are not covered by the MSP of B.C.  
        • The extended services covered by the CSU Health and Dental Plan include: prescription drugs and vaccinations, accidents and emergencies, health practitioners (physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, etc.), vision coverage, dental coverage, travel coverage.
        • Capilano University will automatically sign up students in the CSU Health and Dental Plan and the charges will appear on your Student Information Web Service
        • If you are already covered by an equivalent medical plan, you can opt out of this plan within the timelines provided.
        • If you have a spouse or dependents, you can enroll them on your plan for an additional fee during the change-of-coverage period. Learn more.

        Health Services on campus

        • Capilano University students can visit a doctor at the North Vancouver campus. 
        • Check out the Health Services pages for hours, appointments and services offered.