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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
December 19, 2014

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Health Insurance for International Students



If you are an International Students in eitheran undergraduate and graduate programs 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, known as UHIP that covers your medical needs equal to the coverage offered by the provincial health planavailable to Ontario residents. This plans covers cost and servicesassociated with hospital and doctor visits.You can learn more about the UHIP coverage by visiting the following websites.On thesesites you will learn about services that are covered, how to find a doctor, how to submit claims and howto print out your UHIP card that you will needwhen you visit a doctor or go to the hospital.

General Information on UHIP: http://www.uhip.ca

How to obtain your UHIP Card: http://uhip.ca/_uploads/en_UHIP_Howtoregisterandgetacoveragecard.pdf

Supplemental Health and Dental Insurance Plan

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.If you are an undergraduate student, the supplemental health plan isprovided by WLUSU (Student Union) and if a graduate student, it isprovided by the GSA (Graduate Student Association). You can learn more about your supplementalhealth and dental insurance plans by visiting the following website

For Undergraduate Students: http://www.wlusu.com/member-benefits.

For Graduate Studentshttp://www.wlugsa.ca/index.php/programs/study-space/339-member-extended-benefits.

Accessing Health and Medical Services

While you may choose where you seek medical or health services, Laurier does have comprehensive health services conveniently located on campus, offered through the Student Wellness Centre.

The Student Wellness Centre is located on the 2nd Floor of the Student Services Building (above the dining hall) From September to April they are open Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm, and on Thursday and Friday from 8:30 to 4:15 pm. During the summer there are reduced house and the cenrte is closed over lunch hour, from 12 - 1 pm. For more information on their services, please visit their website:

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