IMPORTANT MEDICAL INSURANCE UPDATE
NEW for the 2023-24 School Year

HCDSB is now providing Medical Insurance coverage for our students through guard.me International Insurance.

Students who still have a valid StudyInsured insurance card should continue submitting claims through StudyInsured.

guard.me Medical Insurance

guard.me medical insurance is included with school tuition and is mandatory for all students.

If you are a parent, custodian or homestay family submitting the claim on behalf of a minor, please use the Minor Claim Submission Form.

If you are a student submitting the claim on behalf of yourself, please log into your guard.me “My Account” to complete the claim submission. 

 Helpful Resources

How to Access Medical Care in Canada

Student Immunization Record

Students attending school in our Board must provide their Immunization Record with proof of the vaccines they have received.

The most efficient way to provide your Immunization Record for school in Canada, is to use the Canada Immunization Record Form. Parents/Custodians are required to submit a copy of the completed and signed form to the Region of Halton (make sure the student’s name is clearly stated on the form, and include the school they will be attending):

Mail or drop-off the Immunization Record to:

Vaccination Services

Halton Region Public Health

1151 Bronte Road

Oakville, ON

L6M 3L1

ISP Department staff will no longer collect and submit immunization records to the Halton Region Public Health Department.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Failure to do this may result in a student being suspended from school.

mobileDOCTOR by guard.me
mobileDOCTOR by guard.me allows you to connect with Canadian physicians via Maple, a telemedicine company, as a part of your insurance benefits.

mobileDOCTOR provides access to physicians across Canada via your phone, tablet, or computer. Doctors are available 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, making it easy to see a physician when you need to.

Register today for your mobileDOCTOR account here: guard.me/mobileDOCTOR

Direct-Pay Medical Facilities

You won’t need to pay up front for your medical care for eligible expenses if you have an HCDSB Medical Insurance plan through guard.me.

Simply present your guard.me Healthcare Access Card upon arrival at the Direct-Pay Medical Facility and payment will be taken care of for you.

Municipality Facility Type Facility Name Location
Burlington Hospital Joseph Brant Hospital 1245 Lakeshore Road
Burlington Lab Dynacare Multiple Locations
Burlington Lab LifeLabs Multiple Locations
Georgetown Hospital Georgetown Hospital 1 Princess Anne Drive
Milton Diagnostic  MyHealth 212-480 Bronte Street South
Milton Lab  Dynacare  3C-1030 Kennedy Circle
Milton Hospital  Milton District Hospital 725 Bronte Street South
Oakville Health Clinic  Uptown Medical   2423 Trafalgar Road
Oakville Health Clinic  MCI The Doctors Office  1011 Upper Middle Road East
Oakville Health Clinic  Shepherd Walk in Clinic 579 Kerr Street
Oakville Hospital   Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital 3001 Hospital Gate
Oakville Lab  Dynacare  Multiple Locations
Oakville Lab  LifeLabs Multiple Locations
Oakville Diagnostic  MyHealth 17-1525 Cornwall Road

Important Information

  • If you are sick or injured outside of the Halton Region, please use our “Find a Canadian Clinic Search” to locate the nearest Direct-Billing Medical Facility to your current location. 
  • If you are being admitted to the hospital or have been referred for expensive diagnostic testing (such as an MRI or CT scan), or need surgery, you are required to call guard.me’s Emergency Assistance number, 1-888-756-8428 (Toll-Free in North America) or 905-752-6230. This phone number is also found on the back of your guard.me Healthcare Access Card
  • If you do not call the Emergency Assistance number, or visit a clinic not on our preferred list, you may be asked to pay up-front. To be reimbursed, you will need to submit a claim

StudyInsured Medical Insurance

Students who still have a valid StudyInsured insurance card should continue submitting claims through StudyInsured.