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There are two components to Health Coverage for International students at the University of Windsor;  BASIC HEALTH INSURANCE & DRUG AND DENTAL COVERAGE

BASIC HEALTH INSURANCE

The University’s Green Shield OHIP Equivalent Health Insurance Plan (GSHIP), is equivalent to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. This comprehensive coverage is mandatory for all undergraduate and graduate international students here on a study permit.

The GSHIP premium is charged to your account (once per academic year) and paid with your tuition. It appears on the financial screen as “Health Insurance fees”. Students may purchase coverage for a spouse and children who are living in Ontario with them. 

Students who provide proof of coverage under one of the following programs may apply for consideration to opt out:

  • Canadian International Development Agency Health Care Plan
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education Health Care Plan
  • Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
  • International Council for Canadian Studies Plan
  • National Insurance Office for Social Insurance Abroad (Norway)
  • World University Service of Canada Plan
  • Embassy of Kuwait
  • Interim Federal Health Care Plan
  • Health Economic Administration, HELFO Abroad
  • Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau - GWL
  • Libyan Plan
  • Schlumberger Plan
  • Fletcher Allen
All other students will be required to join the plan provided by the University of Windsor.
Should you require any clarification and/or would like to discuss this further, please contact Ms. Vanessa Cain in the International Student Centre.
 
For Green Shield Health Insurance Plan (OHIP equivalent) coverage click below:
 
 
The University cannot assume financial responsibility for students who incur medical expenses and who are not covered by GSHIP.

Students in the ELIP program are covered by Guardme. Click here for an informative brochure.

DRUG AND DENTAL COVERAGE

This type of coverage is in addition to the Basic Health Insurance, GSHIP. The student governments have also negotiated with Green Shield Canada and Industrial-Alliance Pacific Life Insurance Company to provide extra health coverage for dental, prescription drug and vision expenses. This fee appears on the financial screen (SIS) as ‘Drug/Dental Plan’.

Questions?  email: gship@uwindsor.ca

Where can I go to see a doctor?

For further information and a list of recommended medical clinics, dentists and optometrists please click here.

For further information Health & Medical Services on-campus visit Student Health Services at /health

ISC Nurse

The ISC hosts fourth year Nursing students every semester. Their mandate is to increase awareness of health related matters among the international student population. This website contains valuable health tips, upcoming events and information.