Health Insurance for International Students
If you are an International Students in either an 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 plan available to Ontario residents. This plans covers cost and services associated with hospital and doctor visits. You can learn more about the UHIP coverage by visiting the following websites. On these sites you will learn about services that are covered, how to find a doctor, how to submit claims and how to print out your UHIP card that you will need when 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 Dental Insurance covers prescriptions, a portion of dental and medical expenses when prescribed by a doctor and provides travel insurance when outside of Ontario and Canada. If you are an undergraduate student, the supplemental health plan is provided by WLUSU (Student Union) and if a graduate student, it is provided by the GSA (Graduate Student Association). You can learn more about your supplemental health and dental insurance plans by visiting the following website
For Undergraduate Students: http://www.wlusu.com/member-benefits.
For Graduate Students http://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: