Health & Dental Plan

health & dental plan

The GSA offers graduate students separate Health and Dental programs through a partnership with Studentcare. The Health Plan allows eligible students to access a range of health professionals, coverage for prescription drugs, vaccinations, diagnostic services and medical equipment. The Dental Plan provides eligible students access to services like cleanings, basic services like fillings, major restorative dental work like crowns. 

All pertinent information regarding the Studentcare plans can be found on their website:  

Understanding my Coverage – Full breakdown of coverage including % of visit covered and maximums.

Health Plan



          Mental Health & Wellness – EmpowerMe

Dental Plan

How to Claim

IMPORTANT: To be eligible for the supplementary plans, students must have OHIP, coverage from another province, or UHIP for international students, which cover expenses such as visits to your doctor or the hospital.

Change of Coverage Period

This service is provided to the majority of graduate students, however, not all students are automatically enrolled into these services. Please review the “Who’s Covered?” section on the Studentcare website to get full details. This will provide information regarding optouts, self-enrolment and couple & family enrolments.  

If you would like to change your coverage by either self-enrolling into the services or opting out of the health/dental coverage, please review the “Change-of- Coverage Period” section on the Studentcare website. The dates for the Change of Coverage Periods can be found in the table below:  


Fall 2023Sept. 6 – 26, 2023
Winter 2024Jan. 8 – 26, 2024
Spring 2024May 6 – 27, 2024


For questions regarding the health plan and details about your coverage, please contact Studentcare. 

  • StudentCare website
  • Studentcare On-campus Office
    Health Services Building, Room 1006
    University of Waterloo Main Campus
  • Mobile App (download)

Last Updated: May 8, 2024

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