1. UHIP for Students Overview
  2. Opt Out of Fall 2021 / Winter 2022 / Summer 2022 Coverage
  3. Enrolment
  4. What UHIP covers, where UHIP can be used, and submitting claim forms
  5. Being exempted, post-graduation coverage and alternative coverage options

UHIP for Students Overview

The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) applies to the following two groups of students at Carleton:

  • international students enrolled in classes and physically in Canada;
  • registered students with domestic status/paying domestic fees who are not yet eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).

This page provides information about enrolment, what UHIP covers, making claims, etc. If you are a staff member wanting to enroll in UHIP, please visit our UHIP for Staff page.

UHIP does not cover prescription drugs, dental or vision services. 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.

Opt Out of Fall 2021 / Winter 2022 / Summer 2022 Coverage

International students studying for Fall 202, Winter 2022, and/or Summer 2022 semesters (new summer 2022 intake) while residing outside of Canada, are eligible to opt out of the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).

If you did reside in Canada at any time since September 1 you are not eligible to opt out of UHIP.  You will have limited health coverage while outside Canada.

Enrolment

Enrollment in the University Health Insurance Plan, (UHIP), is mandatory for all international students enrolled into a degree program at participating Ontario universities including Carleton University.

How to get your UHIP card:   If you are currently in Canada, you can register at www.mysunlife.ca to print off your own card, track claims (usage), refunds, etc.   Your member ID number is CU followed by your Carleton student ID number and the UHIP policy number is 050150.   Print off your UHIP card and carry it with you at all times as you will need to show it to the doctor/hospital for all visits. More details can be found here

If you plan on travelling to Canada, email isso@carleton.ca to inform us that you will be traveling and we will activate your UHIP based on your travel date.

What UHIP covers, where UHIP can be used, and submitting claim forms

Being exempted, post-graduation coverage and alternative coverage options