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
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.
Marisa Bonasso in the International Student Centre. Health Cards are available for pick up at the ISC approximately 2 weeks after classes start.
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.
Health Care for ELIP students
Students in the ELIP program are covered by Guardme.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I go to see a doctor?
For 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: Resources to keep you healthy
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.
Support Services for Students
Student Counselling Centre – 519-253-3000, ext. 4616; room 293, CAW Student Centre
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Student Health Services – 519-253-3000, ext. 7002; room 242, CAW Student Centre
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Peer Support Centre – room 208, CAW Student Centre, 12 to 8 p.m., Monday-Friday
After Hours Resources:
Good2Talk – 1-866-925-5454 (Post-Secondary Student Helpline): 24-hour-crisis line, staffed by trained mental health professionals.
Community Crisis Centre – 519-973-4435: 24-hour crisis line
24-hour Walk-in Service at Windsor Regional Hospital - Ouellette Campus Emergency Department, 1030 Ouellette Avenue