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Survival Skills: Health Insurance & Medical Care | ILAC Arrival Survival Tips

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Along with learning English and sometimes having too much of a good time
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you should always make sure to stay safe and healthy
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Let’s find out how to meet some of your medical needs while you are here
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So, one of the main reasons that all students that come to ILAC need to have
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health insurance is because health insurance is mandatory
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Two, health care in Canada is very expensive, so
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if you don’t have health insurance you will have to pay cash by yourself
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And three, there are many things that can happen while you’re
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studying here so it’s better to be safe and to be prepared so that you can have
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an amazing experience and not worry about it
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General things such as going to the doctor, perhaps getting a medical exam,
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in certain cases going to the emergency ward in a hospital because of an injury or accident
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If it’s not for an emergency you’re welcome to see any family physician
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within your community, you can also go online to search for clinic
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locations and hours of operation
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Students should bring their full Canadian address and email, a list of
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their medications, photo ID card like a passport, their insurance information for
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example if they have a guard.me card, they might also want to consider
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bringing a second form of payment like a debit or credit card just in case their
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reason for visit is not covered by their insurance
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We have walk-in clinics, walk-in clinics are available around ILAC and you can
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ask your ILAC staff members to recommend the closest one to you
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The walk-in clinic is for minor issues, if a student cuts their finger,
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if they have a little bit of a stomach pain, perhaps a headache,
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this is a good chance to go to the walk-in clinic
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If the student has an injury, if it’s serious if there’s a very high fever
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or an accident, this is when we would recommend students
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call 911 or go to the emergency room in a hospital
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So, once the doctor gives you your prescription there is typically a
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pharmacy located in the same building as the clinic or across the street,
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I recommend asking the on-site staff where the nearest location is
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We want to make sure that students have an amazing experience when they come to study in
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Canada and we know that that’s something that ILAC really values and that’s why
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I believe that ILAC has chosen to partner with guard.me so that we can make
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sure that the safety and health of students is the number one priority and
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then they can study English and have amazing time
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So, to get good care make sure you know where you can get the right medical
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attention for any of your needs and remember to purchase your mandatory health insurance
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So, if you are careless like me,
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you can always get great care.
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Somebody call 9-1-1