Health Plan

Health Plan Posted 10/11/2013

Every full-time, activity-fee-paying domestic student is covered by the CCSAI Health Plan.

Get your health card from any CCSAI office.

*Please note: we are listening to student concerns and with your feedback and input are looking into developing a new plan to better serve students. Final details are being confirmed. Check back in to this page or visit our offices for details on the proposed plan. And be sure to VOTE in the health plan referendum on FEBRUARY 21st!


How to use your Health Plan

For the first six weeks of school, when you receive a prescription from your doctor you must pay at the pharmacy, download the form below, mail it to Blue Cross and you will receive a cheque in the mail. After this time you simply show your Blue Cross Health Card (available in any CCSAI office) to the pharmacist and 90% of the cost of your prescription, and up to $5 of the dispensing fee will be covered. You must pay the remaining 10% of the prescription cost and the difference in the dispensing fee.

If you have any questions about the health plan, you may call Medavie Blue Cross at 1-800-355-9133. If you need further assistance, you may contact Manager of Board Development & Services Toni Ellul at 416-289-5000 ext. 7038.

Adding your family and dependents

To add your family members, download the form below and bring it to any CCSAI office. You must submit this form within the first two weeks of each semester; for the winter 2017 semester you have until Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 4 p.m. This form will be available until January 26th, 2017 for download and submission to any CCSAI office.

Health Plan Brochure The Health Plan Brochure lists all services and features of the CCSAI Health Plan as well as how to use the Health Plan. Download
Claim Form Use this form to make claims until you are able to fill your prescription with no cost at the pharmacy. Download
Add form Use this form to add your dependents to your CCSAI Health Plan. (Form will be available until Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 4 p.m for download) Download
Accidental Dental Claim Form Use this form to make an accidental dental claim form. Please note, root canals and cavities are not considered accidental dental Download

Medavie Blue Cross now has a mobile app

• Search benefit details • Search for health professionals in your area • Submit a claim directly from your smartphone You can download the app for free here.

Questions we’re always asked and the answers

Q: I’d like to get my teeth cleaned, is this covered by the health plan? A: Unfortunately no, teeth cleaning is not part of the health plan. The extent of dental coverage in the Health Care Plan is accidental dental. For example, if you fall on the ice and chip a tooth, the repair may be covered. And no, getting a cavity is not considered accidental.

Q: Can I please opt-out of the health plan? A: You cannot opt-out of the health plan. In order to receive such a low premium (It’s only $17.50/semester!), every Centennial College student must participate in the plan.

Q: Why isn’t birth control covered? A: This is a simple matter of economics. Adding birth control to the Health Plan would increase the cost substantially. Multiply the current plan cost by 10 and you’ll start to get the idea.

What if I’m an international student?

The International Office administers the health plan for international students. You can find more information on that plan here. For further details on the international student health insurance plan, contact sage@centennialcollege.ca or call 416-289-5393.