Health Plan

UOSU Health & Dental Plan

To help University of Ottawa undergraduate students pay for the health services they need, the University of Ottawa Students’ Union (UOSU) has partnered with Studentcare in order to provide students with extended health and dental coverage. The Plan, which is designed specifically to fill the gaps in provincial health care (e.g. OHIP) and other basic health-care programs, is also available to Saint Paul University students.

Who’s Covered?

Full-time and part-time on-campus University of Ottawa undergraduate students registered in the Fall, Winter, or Spring term, as well as Saint Paul University students, are automatically covered by the UOSU Health & Dental Plan. Certain exceptions exist. Please check your student account to confirm if you’ve been charged the Plan fees.


Some students may be eligible to enroll themselves in the Plan. Visit for more information.

What’s Covered?

Among other benefits, the Plan covers:
– 80% for prescription drugs, up to $1,000 per policy year
– Up to $2,000 for health practitioners (psychologists, massage therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, etc.)
– Up to $200 in vision care (eye exam, eyeglasses, contact lenses, and laser eye surgery)
– Up to $750 in dental care (checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, endodontics, periodontics, etc.)
– Travel health coverage (up to $5,000,000 per lifetime, 120 days per trip), trip cancellation and trip interruption in the event of a medical emergency


Visit for complete details.


How Can I Save More?

You can further enhance your benefits by visiting health professionals who are members of the Dental, Vision, Chiropractic, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Massage Therapy, and Naturopathy Networks. You’re covered for the insured portion of your Plan regardless of the health-care practitioner you choose. By consulting a Network professional, you’ll get additional coverage. Visit for more information.


How Much Does It Cost?

The Plan fee for full-year coverage (Sept. 1, 2019 – Aug. 31, 2020) is $245.00. The breakdown is $131.00 for health coverage and $114.00 for dental coverage. New Winter term students pay $163.33 ($87.33 for health and $76.00 for dental) for coverage from Jan. 1 – Aug. 31, 2020, while new Spring term students pay $81.67 ($43.67 for health and $38.00 for dental) for coverage from May 1 – Aug. 31, 2020. The cost of the Plan is part of your student fees.


Can I Change My Coverage?

If you’re covered by another extended health and/or dental plan (e.g. a parent’s or spouse’s employee plan, not OHIP), you can combine both plans to maximize your overall coverage and reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket costs.

Alternatively, if you have other equivalent coverage, you can opt out of the health portion, the dental portion, or the Plan in its entirety during the Change-of-Coverage Period from Aug. 16 – Sept. 17, 2019 (Jan. 2 – 31, 2020 for new Winter term students; Apr. 27 – May 13, 2020 for new Spring term students) and receive a credit to your student account for the amount of the Plan.


If you’re eligible, the Change-of-Coverage Period is also when you can enrol yourself, your spouse, and/or your dependent children in the Plan. Visit for instructions.


Have More Questions?

Information about coverage, enrolments, and opt outs is available online at or by calling the Studentcare Member Services Centre at 1-833-851-1361, Mon. – Fri. from 9 am to 5 pm. For information about claims, call Green Shield Canada, the Plan insurer, at 1-888-711-1119.





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