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Staying Healthy

Your health and wellness are important to your academic success. Here are some resources and tips for how you can take care of yourself.

Counselling and wellness resources

Don't wait until you are feeling overwhelmed by personal or academic challenges to seek help. As an NSCC student, you have access to free, confidential, professional counselling to help you manage your well-being during life's challenges. Contact your Student Advisor to learn more about accessing an NSCC counsellor 

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or mental health distress, contact the Provincial Crisis Telephone Line at 902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free).

Student life

Being active and engaged helps increase your overall mental wellness. Find out more about getting involved in NSCC Student Life and your Student Association

Student health and dental benefits

All full-time students automatically receive health and dental benefits.

Check out what's covered and how to make the most of your plan. View benefits

Opt-out – If you already have comparable coverage, you can opt-out. The deadline to complete an opt-out waiver for students beginning their program in September is September 30. For all other students, the deadline is 30 days from the start of your program.

Have questions? Email

International students

Your plan contains some additional benefits which provide you with coverage for emergency related medical treatments. This includes coverage for hospitalization as well as other accident related treatments.

International Opt-out – You may opt out of the emergency portion of your health and dental plan, but only if you are covered through Nova Scotia MSI. To discuss our international opt-out, contact our Student Benefits office at

Learn more about health and dental coverage for international students