Basic Health Insurance
We encourage all Western community members to have up to date health coverage. Ontario residents are covered by OHIP and International students are covered by UHIP.
Extended Health Insurance
Extended health Insurance is available through supplementary health plans. All full-time undergrads are automatically enrolled in the USC Extended Benefit Health Plan, and are accessed a fee of $96.00 for this Plan upon Registration. The Plan is effective from September 1st to August 31st, each year, and offers benefits specifically designed for student needs. Students who are covered under an equivalent extended benefit health care plan (in addition to your standard provincial coverage) may choose to "opt-out" of the USC plan.
Undergraduate students have extended benefits through USC Benefit Plan. Questions? Call 519-661-3722
Full time graduate students have extended health benefits through SOGS Benefits. Quesions? Call 519.661.3394
Visiting exchange students
Visiting exchange students studying at Western University for a semester or for the full year, are required to be enrolled in the UHIP health insurance plan. Although UHIP covers most doctor visits and hospital costs in Ontario, it does NOT include supplemental coverage for services such as prescription medications, dental care, eyeglasses nor for most out-of-country expenses. Visiting exchange students are strongly encouraged to purchase supplemental health insurance in addition to UHIP.
Extended benefits through Human Resources