The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health insurance plan for all international and/or non-residents (and their dependents) studying or working at Carleton University.

For information on the supplemental drug/dental/vision plan, visit here if you are an undergraduate student and here if you are a graduate student.

UHIP for Students

Enrollment in UHIP is mandatory for the following groups of students at Carleton:

  • international students enrolled in classes and physically in Canada
  • If you are taking online classes from outside Canadayou may be exempt from UHIP.  Email for details.
  • registered students with domestic status/paying domestic fees who are not yet eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
  • Students with diplomatic status who do not have medical health coverage with their Embassy
  • Note:  if you have OHIP (Ontario provincial insurance – green card), RAMQ (Quebec insurance), other provincial insurance or have coverage with your Embassy (diplomatic status), then UHIP is not required.  Scan proof to for review and to have the UHIP fee removed from your student account.

UHIP for Staff/Faculty

Enrollment in UHIP is mandatory for all international short-term university visitors and employees who are here for a period of two weeks or more. Enrollment is optional for stays less than two weeks.  Short-term visitors include, but are not limited to:

  • visiting researchers
  • visiting scholars
  • visiting professors
  • post-doctoral students
  • new employees

Additional Information

For more detailed information about UHIP coverage, eligibility, premiums and more, explore the following resources:

  • UHIP Website
  • Customer Care Line  +1-888-509-7797
  • Ottawa Area 613-741-3313

For more information, you may also contact the Carleton UHIP Administrator at