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Medical Insurance Plan


On June 30th, 1994, the Provincial Ontario Government eliminated Health Care protection for non-Ontario Residents. Therefore, all International Students must purchase the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), to provide protection compared to that available from the Ontario Government (OHIP).

All international students must purchase the UHIP in order to register at the University of Ottawa.

You must register for UHIP at:

International Office
University of Ottawa
Tabaret Hall
550 Cumberland Street
Room M386
Ottawa (Ontario)
K1N 6N5 Canada

Tel. :+1-613-562-5847
Fax :+1-613-562-5100

Therefore, it is extremely important that you have the cash or traveller's cheque to purchase this insurance upon your arrival at the University of Ottawa. (Credit cards are not accepted).

To view the premiums for the current academic year please see the Important Dates and Fees page.

Please do not mail a cheque or wait for funds to be transferred to Canada to pay the UHIP (
Even though you may already have health insurance, you will not be exempted from purchasing the mandatory UHIP.