University Health Insurance Plan
The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) provides affordable hospital and medical insurance to international and exchange students. It is mandatory for all international and exchnage students. You need this coverage to maintain your health while attending university in Ontario. For more information http://www.wlu.ca/busioff and follow link to International Students. All OHIP listed services relating to physican visits at Health Services are fully covered through UHIP. Certain delisted services such as travel advice, third party requests and wart treatments are not covered.
The UHIP cost has been added to your invoice. You must visit the Business Office on arrival to sign forms to activate your coverage.
Activating health insurance
It is important for you to pick up your UHIP card at the Business Office.
-At EACH visit to Health Services, After hours clinics or hospital, students will need to bring their UHIP card as proof-of-coverage.
-UHIP cards have been pre-ordered for you.
-They will be available for pick up at the Business Office at 202 Regina St.
- You will receive and e-mail from the Business Office (to your WLU e-mail address) when your card is available for pick up. You should pick up the card as soon as possible to ensure access to health care.
Submitting a claim
You must bring your UHIP card at each visit.
-When you visit Health Services you will complete a form authorizing Health Services to submit your claim electronically to UHIP on your behalf.
-If you go to Grand River Hospital they will submit your claim for you.
-If you go to St. Mary’s Hospital you must bring a claim form with you.
-After hours walk-in clinics may bill you directly for services and you must then submit a claim form by yourself. The claim form must be signed by the attending physician. Charges at walk-in clinics may not be fully covered.
For claim forms and more information go to http://www.UHIP.ca