Registered international students (including exchange students) are automatically enrolled in UHIP for a 12-month period, starting September 1st and expiring August 31st (adjusted for exchange students). Coverage will be renewed automatically at the beginning of every academic year for returning international students.
International Students New to UofT
If you are a new international student at the University of Toronto you are eligible for coverage from August 10th to August 31st at no additional fee to allow for your early arrival in Ontario. Please contact the UHIP office to request early enrolment.
International Visiting Graduate Students (IVGS)
You will be enrolled in UHIP automatically at the beginning of the academic term in which you begin your studies. You need to follow the steps below once you arrive in Ontario:
- Contact the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) to confirm your registration status
- Email your Offer of Admission and IVGS UHIP Form (PDF) to UHIP Office
- Pay your UHIP fees on ACORN, your student account
Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Canadian citizens and permanent residents coming to Canada after living abroad are required to apply for OHIP upon arriving in Ontario. You must apply in person at a specialized Service Ontario Centre that offers a full-suite of health card services.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, there is no OHIP waiting period for OHIP coverage. If you are eligible, you may have immediate health coverage. If you are self-isolating and cannot go to Service Ontario to apply for OHIP or if you need to seek medical treatment, please contact Service Ontario at 1-866-532-3161.
Dependents are not automatically enrolled in UHIP, and you are required to enrol your eligible dependent family member(s) within 30 days of their arrival in Canada. You must be enrolled in UHIP in order to enrol your eligible dependents.
Their application must be renewed each academic year, at least 30 days before the expiry of the dependent’s current policy.
Fees for UHIP coverage of dependents for the full academic year are $756 for one dependent, $1,512 for 2 or more.
To register your dependent(s), complete the Dependents Application by following the below instructions:
- Log in to UHIP portal using your UTORid and password.
- Go to “Your Dependents” and click “Add a New Dependent”. You must input and save your dependent’s information before creating an application.
- Go to “Your UHIP Applications”.
- To create a new application, click the “New UHIP Application” button.
- Select the name(s) of the dependent(s) you would like to enroll during your appointment.
- Click “Submit”.
English Language Program students
Students in the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) English Language Program have access to the services for the duration of their course (4 weeks to 12 weeks) while their health insurance coverage is valid. Visit the SCS Health insurance and services page for more information.
If you are not a student and do not have a student number (i.e. new employee, visiting staff), please contact your local Human Resources (HR) Office for UHIP enrollment. A complete list of HR contacts can be found at https://hrandequity.utoronto.ca/contact/.
If you are a post-doctoral Fellow, UHIP is administered by the Postdoctoral Office at SGS. Please contact the SGS Office.