Academic Calendar 2006 (old) » STUDENT SERVICES » HEALTH INSURANCE
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All Ontario students must have their own Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). OHIP covers physicians' services, hospitalization, x-ray, and laboratory services that have been ordered by a physician.

Out-of-province students, insured through their home province plans, may not be covered for all of the above services. Inquiries about out-of-province coverage should be made to the plan's head office.

All students are responsible for any costs incurred for services rendered by Student Health Services. If you do not have health insurance, you will be invoiced directly.

International students are eligible for the University Health Plan (UHIP) below.


International students are no longer covered by Ontario government health care protection. Western has arranged an insurance plan that will provide you and your eligible dependents with comparable protection through an external carrier. This insurance is MANDATORY for all registered students and dependents without OHIP; students will not be considered registered unless they are covered and pay the appropriate fee. The fee is collected in addition to the basic tuition and is included on your statement of account. The 2005-2006 fee for single coverage was $528. The University of Western Ontario acts only as the collection agent on behalf of the external carrier. All UHIP details are available on the web at

Also see the information on the USC Undergraduate Student Health Plan described below.


The InfoSource, University Community Centre Atrium
(519) 661-3572

Full-time undergraduate students are automatically enrolled into an extended benefit medical health insurance policy administered by the University Students' Council. Highlights of the plan include 80% of prescription and paramedical services, 100% of tutorial, AD & D and extensive out-of-province/country benefits. Students with equivalent coverage may choose to "opt-out" of this plan by presenting acceptable proof of alternative coverage and receive a fee refund. The deadline to apply for the refund is October 1, 2004. The 2003/2004 fee was $95.00. Complete information regarding all aspects of the plan is available at the InfoSource in the UCC atrium or view the web page:

Academic Calendar 2006 (old) » STUDENT SERVICES » HEALTH INSURANCE