Most international students are not eligible for the Ontario Health
Insurance Plan. As a result, the Council of Ontario universities has negotiated
an insurance plan designed to cover international students. The
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health plan to ensure that international students have basic health care coverage while studying in Ontario.
See the UHIP Premium Table for current coverage rates.
Unlike students, dependents are not automatically enrolled in UHIP. Students
must arrange for dependent coverage directly with the UHIP office. Dependents
must enrol in UHIP within 30 days of their arrival date in Canada, or a late
fee ($500) will be applied. Students can obtain detailed information about UHIP
from the Centre for International Experience.
As an international student, you are automatically enrolled in UHIP and the cost is included on your student account, but you must show your UHIP card and present a claim form every time you use health care services. Be sure to register online, print your card, and always have it with you. UHIP coverage may also be extended to your eligible dependent family member(s).
Consult this handy guide to UHIP for international students at U of T: Watch the Webcast
Still have questions? Visit the CIE website for additional information.