Last updated September 22, 2023
Who is eligible for health services at the University of Toronto?
- Currently registered full-time and part-time University of Toronto undergraduate and graduate students who have paid the appropriate incidental fees.
- Toronto School of Theology students in the conjoint full-time basic degree program (undergraduate equivalent), for example, Emmanuel College.
- Students in the School of Continuing Studies English Language Program (ESL) identified by a *student card.
Eligible students typically have access to the services for the current academic year, i.e. from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Eligibility for services continues to the end of August. This means that students are still eligible during summer months when they are not enrolled in classes or are graduating (e.g., convocated in June).
*Students in the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) English Language Program have access to the services for the duration of their course (4 weeks to 12 weeks) while their health insurance coverage is valid. Visit the SCS Health insurance and services page for more information.
Bring TCard and proof of health insurance
In addition, when accessing our services, eligible students must also provide proof of valid health insurance coverage. Examples of health insurance coverage are OHIP, other provincial health insurance plans, or the University Health insurance Plan (UHIP, for international students). Students must bring their student card (TCard) and proof of valid health insurance coverage (health card) when booking an appointment or checking in for an appointment.
Who is not eligible for services?
- Alumni (former students)
- Post-doctoral fellows (e.g., medical residents, postdoctoral researchers)
- Family members of a student
- Faculty or staff of the University
- Toronto School of Theology students in the advance degree program (graduate equivalent)
- Students located outside of Ontario (our clinical staff are licensed to practice in Ontario only, including virtual care). If you need support while you are outside of Ontario, you are eligible for mental health services through U of T Telus Health Student Support (formerly U of T My SSP).
Exceptions may be considered
Graduate students who are on approved leave of absence (LOA) and meet ALL the following criteria may be granted limited access to physician care, on a case-by-case basis by consultation. Please contact us to discuss.
- The student has received existing and on-going mental health care OR has been treated for the medical condition which is also the reason for the leave at the health & Wellness Centre – UTSG within 6 months prior to the start of the leave;
- AND the student has opted in for Student Life Health & Wellness services and paid the appropriate incidental fees;
- AND the student has valid health insurance such as OHIP, other provincial health insurance plans, or UHIP (for international students), or private insurance that covers physician visits, lab tests and hospital visits.
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