What is UHIP?

The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health plan for all international non-residents studying or working at a participating university or affiliated college in Ontario.

UHIP applies to:

  • international students (including exchange) studying in Ontario,
  • registered students with domestic status/paying domestic fees (who are not yet eligible for OHIP)
  • international employees working in Ontario who cannot get OHIP,
  • family members (spouse and/or children) of international students and employees who are not eligible for OHIP,
  • Canadian employees or other individuals who are satisfying the OHIP waiting period, and
  • short-term visitors (international visiting researchers, visiting students, new employees, Post Docs)

The plan provides coverage comparable to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) for Ontario residents and provides insurance to pay the cost of doctor/hospital medical services that students or employees and their dependents might need to maintain their health while in Canada.

Your UHIP proof of coverage card will be emailed to you by Sun Life to your Carleton University email account just before the start of the academic term.  You can print off your card at home, the library, or anywhere you have printer access.  Please be sure to keep this email.  If you lose/misplace your card, you can print off another one.

Click here to watch our video and learn everything you need to know about your UHIP card and how to use it

Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

For more detailed information about UHIP coverage, eligibility, premiums, etc.:

You may also contact your UHIP administrator by ISSO email or phone +1 (613) 520-6600.