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MEDICAL SERVICES INSURANCE (MSI): PROVINCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE - Nova Scotia

If you have been residing in Nova Scotia for 12 consecutive months and you have not left the province for more than 31 consecutive days, you may be eligible for provincial medical insurance known as MSI. An MSI card is available to Nova Scotia residents and provides medical and hospital care free of charge. Please note that this is not an extended health coverage plan so prescription drugs, etc. are not covered. You will continue to require your extended benefits plan (DSU Health and Dental Plan).
Getting your provincial health card
To obtain an application and determine your eligibility, please call the MSI office at 902-468-9700. Once you receive your MSI card you can visit our office to inquire about opting out of the International Student Health Insurance Plan.
{Please note}: You must be in possession of a valid MSI card in order to opt out of the International Student Health Insurance Plan.
Annual renewal of MSI coverage
Once you are eligible for provincial medical coverage (MSI) you must apply for it annually as your card has an expiry date. You will be asked to prove that you have not left the province for more than 31 consecutive days (in addition to other requirements). This program which is provided by the Government of Nova Scotia is subject to change without notice.