UHIP is a basic and primary health care plan and it covers a number of services such as:

  • Hospital services such as; emergency room services, non-emergency hospitalization etc. (Limitations may apply.  See above)  Sun Life must be notified within 48 hours of any hospital stay expected to exceed 72 hours in duration.
  • Physician’s services, for example, annual health examination, diagnosis & treatment of illness and injuries, care related to pregnancy etc. and
  • Miscellaneous, for example, diagnostic and x-ray services, emergency ambulances etc.
  • Pre and postnatal care
  • One eye exam per year if you are under the age of 20 or over the age of 65.
  • UHIP reimburses physicians at a rate of 125% of the OHIP rate.  Each medical test/assessment has a corresponding ‘OHIP code’ and cost and  UHIP will pay 125% of that cost.   Anything over and above that 125% will be the responsibility of the student/member to pay.

UHIP does NOT cover dental costs and prescription medication. See table below.  Be sure to check out the opt-in and opt-out  deadlines for:

  • Undergraduate students should contact *Carleton University Student’s Association (CUSA) for details on the Accident, Dental and Drug Plan
  • Graduate students can find more details on their Health, Dental and Accident plan here or visit the GSA (Graduate Student’s Association), 6th Floor University Centre).

The CUSA/GSA supplemental plan charges will be added to your account automatically provided a) you start your studies in fall; b) you are registered full-time.  If you are starting studies in the Winter term, you must opt-in to the supplemental plan by visiting either CUSA or the GSA.  Opt-in deadlines apply.

  • Dependents can be added to the drug/dental plans. Opt in deadlines apply. Visit the appropriate office for details
Service UHIP CUSA/GSA supplemental plan
Doctor visit Yes NO
Hospital visit Yes NO
X-rays Yes NO
Blood work Yes NO
Dental NO Yes
Eye glasses NO Yes
Prescription drugs NO Yes
Physio NO Yes
Massage Therapy NO Yes
Out of country Travel NO Yes