SU Health and Dental Plan
Please note that until further notice, the Studentcare offices on the sixth floor of the Students' Union Building are closed.
Information is always available online at www.studentcare.ca or you can call the Studentcare Member Services Centre at 1 866 795-4430, Mon. – Fri. from 9 am to 5 pm.
To help University of Alberta undergraduate students pay for the health services they need, the SU has partnered with Studentcare in order to provide students with extended health and dental coverage. The Plan is designed specifically for students to cover many services not covered by the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan and other basic health-care programs.
All undergraduate students who pay SU fees and are enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours in either the Fall or Winter Term are automatically covered by the Plan.
The Plan covers health, dental, vision, and travel benefits:
- Up to 80% for prescription drugs to a maximum of $10,000 per policy year
- 100% for vaccinations, up to $150 per policy year
- Over $3,000 for health practitioners (psychologists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, etc.)
- Over $300 in vision care (eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses, laser eye surgery)
- Up to $650 in dental care (checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, endodontics, periodontics, etc.)
- $5,000,000 in travel health coverage per incident, 120 days per trip
- $5,000 for trip interruption and $1,500 for trip cancellation in the event of a medical emergency
- Ambulances, dental accidents, medical equipment, and more!
Visit www.studentcare.ca for complete details.
How Much does it Cost?
Fall Term students: The Plan fee for full-year coverage (Sept. 1, 2021 – Aug. 31, 2022) is $305.00. The breakdown is $155.00 for Health coverage and $150.00 for Dental coverage.
New Winter Term students: The Plan fee for for coverage from Jan. 1 – Aug. 31, 2022 is $203.33. The breakdown is $103.33 for Health coverage and $100.00 for Dental coverage.
The cost of the Plan is automatically included in your tuition and other fees.
Can I Change My Coverage?
If you are covered by another extended health and/or dental plan (e.g. a parent’s or spouse’s employee plan), you can combine both plans to maximize your overall coverage and reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket costs.
Alternatively, you can opt out of the health portion, the dental portion, or the Plan in its entirety during the Change-of-Coverage Period from Sept. 1 – 23, 2021. You will receive a credit to your student account for the amount of the Plan.
If you are eligible, the Change-of-Coverage Period is also when you can enrol yourself and your spouse and/or dependent children in the Plan. Only new Winter Term students can opt out or enrol themselves and their spouse and/or dependent children between Jan. 3 – 24, 2022 for coverage from Jan. 1 – Aug. 31, 2022.
How Can I Save More?
You can further enhance your benefits by visiting health professionals who are members of the Studentcare Dental, Pharmacy, Vision, Chiropractic, Psychology, Physiotherapy, and Massage Therapy Networks. You are covered for the insured portion regardless of the health professional you choose. By consulting a Network member, you will get additional coverage. For example, by visiting a Dental Network member, you will receive an additional 30% off dental services, enabling you to get up to 100% coverage.
Have more questions?
Our website contains important information and resources about COVID-19. Information is available online at www.studentcare.ca or by calling the Studentcare Member Services Centre at 1 866 795-4430, Mon. – Fri. from 9 am to 5 pm.
Monday to Thursday
10:00am - 3:00pm
Monday to Friday
9:30am - 4:30pm
Health and Dental Plan Office
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW