Health and Dental Plan

Why a Health & Dental Plan?

To help students pay for the health services they need, a health and dental plan has been put in place by your Students' Union. The coverage includes health, dental, vision, and travel benefits. It also includes tuition insurance, a benefit not often covered by a parent's plan. The Plan covers the unexpected and provides you with preventive care services to keep you in good health.

Who's Covered?

All undergraduate students enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours in either the Fall or Winter Terms and who pay SU fees are automatically covered by the SU Health & Dental Plan. Certain exceptions exist. Please check your student account to confirm if you have been charged the Plan fees.

What's Covered?

Among other features, the Plan covers health, dental, vision, and travel benefits:

  • 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.)
  • More than $300 in vision care (eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses, laser eye surgery)
  • $650 in dental care (checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, endodontics, periodontics, etc.)
  • $5,000,000 in travel health coverage per incident and 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.caa for complete details.

How Can I Save More?

You can further enhance your benefits by visiting health professionals who are members of the Dental, Vision, Chiropractic, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, 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.

Online Psychology Network

Studentcare has partnered with PsyVitalitï to bring SU Health Plan Members the Online Psychology Network—a group of psychologists who offer their services via secure online video conferencing at a preferred rate, so that students can consult a psychologist in the privacy and comfort of their own home. PsyVitalitï psychologists offer 50-minute individual adult therapy or coaching sessions at preferred rates. Find out how to book an appointment at

How Much does it Cost?

The total cost of the Plan is $238.70 for students starting in September ($136.50 for health coverage and $147.20 for dental coverage) for coverage from Sept. 1, 2017 – Aug. 31, 2018. Students beginning their studies in January pay a pro-rated fee for coverage from Jan. 1 - Aug. 31, 2018. 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 – 25, 2017 and receive a credit to your student account for the amount of the Plan. Only new Winter Term students can opt out between Jan. 3 – 24, 2018.

If you are eligible, the Change-of-Coverage Period is also when you can enrol yourself, your spouse and/or dependent children in the Plan. Only new Winter Term students can enrol their spouse/dependent children between Jan. 3 – 24, 2018 for coverage from Jan. 1 – Aug. 31, 2018.

Have more questions?

Information is available online at or by calling the Studentcare Member Services Centre at 1 866 795 4430, Monday - Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. You can also stop by the Health & Dental Plan Office located in 6-14 SUB, Sixth Floor.

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Spring/Summer Hours
Monday to Thursday
10:00am - 3:00pm

Fall/Winter Hours
Monday to Friday
9:30am - 4:30pm


Health and Dental Plan Office
Room 6-14
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7