Information provided below is general in nature and SFU's procedures may differ. For specific SFU FAQ's please visit SFU FAQs
guard.me is designed specifically to meet the needs of the international education sector. Eligible applicants include:
If you purchased a guard.me policy online, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to log in to your guard.me ‘My Account’ to access your policy details and download your Healthcare Access Card.
If your institution or agent has arranged guard.me insurance on your behalf, you may need to contact them for details about your policy and how/when you will receive your Healthcare Access Card and policy documents.
Your policy may have an excursion benefit that covers you outside of Canada. For complete details on the excursion benefit included in your policy, refer to the policy wording.
Yes, you can apply for your dependents using the online application form. Certain restrictions apply, please refer to the policy wording for eligibility requirements.
Yes, as a recent graduate you are eligible to apply for guard.me Canada coverage.
You must apply within 30 days of your guard.me policy expiry date. If you miss the deadline, you will not be eligible to apply for graduate coverage. Before you apply, review the plan available to you, as it may not the same plan that you have had throughout school. There is a minimum purchase requirement, and the maximum you can purchase as a recent graduate is one (1) year.
If you applied online, you will receive an automatic email after you complete the online application. The email will include information on how to login to your guard.me account to access your ID card and policy details.
If you applied through your school, you will need to check with your school to receive your ID Card, or check your school's email account.
In order to retrieve your lost ID card, simply log in to My Account.
If you have not yet created your account, you can create an account using your contact information and policy number at https://www.guard.me/sfu/register.
On the payment page, by selecting Credit Card, you can pay with VISA or Mastercard. By selecting PayPal, you can also select to pay with VISA debit cards or AMEX. To pay by PayPal, you do not need to have or create a PayPal account, you can always pay as a guest. If you have a PayPal account, you can also login and pay using this method.
The reason your card was declined is indicated in red on the decline message you receive when paying for your insurance. Please check your payment card status and number again and re-try. If the error message has nothing to do with the credit card itself, please click here to report this incident to us.
All new international and international exchange/study abroad students will be automatically enrolled in the guard.me@SFU plan upon course enrollment. Fees will be added to your student account.
All others (e.g. dependent family members, visitors to SFU, non-degree students) can enroll online.
Your ID and policy are sent to your SFU email address. If you have not received it within two weeks of the term start date, please contact SFU's International Services for Students.
guard.me is a leading provider of international student health insurance and, we’re so much more. That’s why, as a trusted partner for private and public universities, colleges, language schools and schoolboards, we created guard.meCARES, our innovative platform of health and wellness programs and services designed to mitigate risk, manage crisis events and improve health and wellness day-in and day-out.
guard.meCARES is more than a name; caring is at the heart of everything we do. It’s who we are and it’s why we are here. The philosophy of caring for students and our partners and giving back to the communities in which we do business is our guiding principle and what sets us apart from our competitors.
Our team of Real People delivers the personalized attention and culturally-sensitive Real Solutions clients need for Real Life. We offer expert assistance during times of crisis, innovative programs and digital resources that improve wellness, ongoing education and training for staff and educators through our Wellness and Learning Initiatives, with unparalleled customer support.
It’s a commitment to caring that every guard.me team member holds at their core and strives to deliver on each and every day. We do it not because we have to, but because guard.meCARES
keep.meSAFE’s innovative Student Support Program (SSP) helps students by promoting early intervention and 24/7 access to mental health support. We help students manage their mental health so they can fully participate in academic life and complete their studies. keep.meSAFE is the first support program to use linguistically and culturally matched licensed clinicians, providing your students a welcoming place where they are comfortable to seek help.
Studying at college or university whether in another country or another city can be a wonderful and exciting life experience. But it can also be a time of tremendous stress and isolation as you learn to navigate a new landscape and begin campus life.
The keep.meSAFE Mental Wellness Student Support Program is a support service available to eligible students that can help them with challenges faced when studying or living abroad. You can contact keep.meSAFE anytime – day or night – to speak with a Counsellor who has experience supporting the unique challenges students face.
Outside North America 001.416.380.6578
Chat directly with a Counsellor through the app.
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Visit www.keepmesafe.org to learn more!
keep.meSAFE is completely confidential within the limits of the law, so no one – including your family, friends, or professors – will ever know you used the program unless you choose to tell them
mobileDOCTOR by guard.me allows you to connect with Canadian doctors on Maple, a telemedicine company, as a part of your health benefits. Maple provides access to doctors, Canada wide, on your phone, tablet or computer anytime, anywhere.
Seeing a doctor on Maple is safe and reliable, and can help prevent the need to go to a walk-in clinic or Emergency Room.
When outside of Canada the mobileDOCTOR service connecting you to a Canadian doctor in real time remains available 24/7 for advice purposes only.
To add insured family members, click on “Patient Profiles” from the dashboard. In “Account Settings” under the “Coverage” tab, add the relevant guard.me policy numbers.
Click the “See The Doctor” button and a Maple doctor will respond to you in minutes. You can have your consultation by text, video, or audio chat.
Doctors can diagnose and provide prescriptions as necessary during your consultation. Prescriptions can only be provided if you are in Canada. Please note only eligible prescriptions are covered.
The Insurer, the Plan Administrator and/or the Claim Administrator are not responsible for the availability, quality or results of any Medical Treatment, or Your failure to obtain Medical Treatment or transportation and shall not be held liable for any negligence, wrongful acts or omissions of any service providers.
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