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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
July 27, 2016

Canadian Excellence

Health Insurance for International Students

If you are an International Student in eitheran undergraduate or graduate program at Wilfrid Laurier University you are covered by two health insurance plans.

University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

The first plan is the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)that covers your medical needs equal to the coverage offered by the provincial health planavailable to Ontario residents. This plans covers costs and servicesassociated with hospital and doctor visits. The insurance plan is intended to ensure that students receive basic health care coverage while studying in the province. UHIP is a mandatory health plan for all international non-residents studying or working at a participating university or affiliated college in Ontario. Since health care is required in Ontario, those students not covered by OHIP or an alternatively accepted plan must register for the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) while studying at a Canadian university. The UHIP insurer is Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada.

General Information on UHIP:

For more specific information regarding the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) as it relates to Wilfrid Laurier University students please use the following links within this webpage:

For a comprehensive guide to UHIP enrolment and coverage check out the UHIP Booklet or the UHIPRegistration Tutorials (

    Supplementary Health and Dental Insurance Plan

    The second planis the Supplementary Health and Dental Insurance Plan, whichextends coveragebeyond what is covered by UHIP or OHIP.There is no overlap of coverage between UHIP and supplementary health insurance. Supplementary insurance plans are separate from UHIP. Supplemental Health and DentalInsurancecovers prescriptions,a portion of dental and medical expenses when prescribed by a doctor, and provides travel insurance when outside ofOntario and Canada. Students should automatically be enrolled in Supplementary Health and Dental Insurance Plans as part of their tuition and can opt out if they have alternative coverage. For more information, click here.

    Accessing Health and Medical Services

    Now that you've registered for and explored your coverage you will need to know how to receive health and medical services. In order to find a clinic or doctor near you, to make a claim for reimbursement, or to track and receive payment for claims made you can learn more about accessing health and medical services at Wilfrid Laurier University and in the community here.

    Unanswered Questions?

    For further assistance, please visit the Laurier International office: Waterloo Campus, Arts Building, Room 2A01; Brantford Campus, Dalhousie Centre, Room DC136. Alternatively, you can contact the Sun Life Financial Customer Care Centre at 1-866-500-UHIP (8447). Their multilingual call centre is available any business day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. You can also email us at