If you get sick or suffer an injury while studying as a student at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, or Brandon University, it’s important to get the medical attention you need. The Manitoba International Student Health Plan offers comprehensive health coverage for eligible medical services while you’re residing in Canada. You can also access general medical advice and support through EQ Care from anywhere in the world.

Below you will find a Benefits Booklet for download that provides more details about your plan.


To support students during these challenging times, when access to in-person health care may be limited, MISHP now includes EQ Care, a new online medical service that offers virtual access to doctors and other health professionals 24/7, in both English and French. Even if you’re residing outside of Canada, EQ Care can provide general medical advice and support next steps in care. Visit or download the EQ Care app from the App Store or Google Play to get started. See your EQ Care brochure to learn more:

About the benefits

Your Manitoba International Student Health Plan provides coverage for primary health-care coverage that may be difficult to afford outside your home country.

Studentcare, the leading provider of student health and dental plans in Canada, ensures your health and well-being so that you can focus on your studies abroad.

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Full access to MISHP coverage comes into effect at the beginning of your first term of study (Sept. 1, Jan.1, or May 1, depending on whether you start in the fall, winter, or spring/summer).

Emergency-only early coverage: If you’re a student newly enrolled in MISHP who requires unexpected medical care, you have access to emergency-only coverage for one month before your first term. This coverage also extends to any dependants enrolled in MISHP for that same first term. During this time, please pay up front for any medical expenses you incur, keep your receipts, and once you’ve received your MISHP Coverage Card, submit a claim form to Manitoba Blue Cross to be reimbursed for eligible expenses.

Extended coverage after graduation from a degree program: If you’re an international student covered by MISHP who graduates from a degree program, you’ll have your coverage extended for four months after your final term. This extended coverage also applies to any dependants enrolled in MISHP for the term prior to graduation.

Coverage Differences Between MISHP and the UMSU Student Health & Dental Plan

Manitoba International Student Health Plan (MISHP)
A mandatory basic plan that covers medically necessary services, such as:
• Physician/surgeon
• X-rays/lab testing
• Prescription drugs
• Hospital services
• And more...

UMSU Student Health & Dental Plan
An extended plan that provides additional coverage for important health-care services, such as:
• Vaccinations
• Psychologists
• Dental exams
• Eyeglasses and contact lenses
• And more...

Check your student account to confirm if you’ve been charged MISHP and/or UMSU Plan fees, and visit for complete details on what is covered by the UMSU supplementary plan.

Download your Detailed Benefits Booklet for the 2020-2021 academic year

Download your Detailed Benefits Booklet for the 2019-2020 academic year