1. UHIP for Students Overview
  2. UHIP Opt-Out of Fall 2022 / Winter 2023 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.

UHIP Opt-Out of Fall 2022 / Winter 2023 Coverage

International students studying for Fall 2022 and/or Winter 2023 semesters while residing outside of Canada, are eligible to opt out of the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).  Complete the opt-out form below for processing.   If  you did reside in Canada at any time since September 1, 2022 and decide to leave Canada, you are not eligible to opt out of UHIP.  You will have limited health coverage while outside Canada.  When you have finalized your travel plans to Canada, please email isso@carleton.ca so we can best support you and we will reinstate your UHIP coverage based on your arrival date in 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 should have received an email from Cowan (the insurance underwriter) with details on how to access your UHIP card. ent  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

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

Being exempted, post-graduation coverage and alternative coverage options