If you are unlucky enough to get sick while in Montreal, your host family will take care of you and ensure that you receive proper medical care and assistance. If necessary, they will also notify your family.
All Montreal universities have mandatory health care insurance programs. Most medical expenses incurred here will be refunded by the insurance company upon presentation of receipts. Claim forms are available at your university’s student services counter.
If you are coming to a private school, enquire if health insurance is available. If not, you should take out medical insurance before you come, or make sure your own plan covers care abroad. Although a few countries have mutual agreements with Canada for medical care, most countries do not.