Student Health and Dental Plan

All full-time undergraduate students (taking three or more courses per session) at the U of C are automatically enrolled in the Student Health and Dental Plan when they register for classes.

The Health Plan provides students with a comprehensive set of health insurance benefits (prescription drugs, vision care, paramedical services, such as physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment, ambulance services, and many other benefits).  This plan is supplementary to any provincial health care plan. Click here for a link to the Health and Dental Fact Sheet.

The Managed Dental Plan provides students with dental coverage through a specific network of dental clinics throughout Calgary.

Your Student Health and Dental Plan is provided through Gallivan & Associates. Gallivan & Associates Student Networks has created an online centre exclusively for U of C undergraduate students as a convenient way for you to source information specific to your benefit plan.  For more specific assistance drop in to visit the knowledgeable staff at the Students’ Union Health and Dental Plan office located at MSC 352 or alternately phone 403-220-3906 or send an email to

SU Wellness Center

A partnership between the SU and the U of C, the SU Wellness Centre brings together services for your health and wellness in body, mind and spirit to promote students’ academic and personal success The Centre offers:

  • Counselling Services for personal, academic and career development
  • Health Services including family medicine, chiropractic, nutrition, massage therapy and dental services
  • Faith and Spirituality Centre for multi-faith spiritual support and guidance
  • Travel Clinic for travel consultations and immunizations

Dental Choice


In 2009 your SU was proud to introduce a new dental office right here on campus. Located next to the SU Wellness Centre on the third floor of the Student Centre, Dental Choice offers priority service to students.

For more information on Dental Choice’s services and to book an online appointment visit their web site at or call at: (403) 261-4777

Campus Vision


Campus Vision, located in the lower level of the MacEwan Student Centre, provides professional and complete optometric care and a full optical dispensary including optical frames, sunglasses and contact lenses.   Our full-time doctors of optometry are available for appointments and offer priority service to students.

Did you know?  Your undergraduate health insurance plan includes vision coverage!  We direct submit claims on behalf of undergraduate students to the Students’ Union Health and Dental Plan.  No paperwork and prompt reimbursement of your claims.  Direct billing is also available for many health insurance plans including Alberta Blue Cross and Great-West Life.  Save yourself the out-of-pocket costs and let us take care of the paperwork as well!

Consult us for:

  • Complete eye health examinations and health concerns
  • Contact lens fittings
  • Prescription glasses
  • Sunglasses and lenses

In addition to the insurance coverage provided by your student insurance plan, Alberta Health covers the cost of all medically necessary optometric appointments (such as dry eye, sudden vision changes, eye infections, etc.).

For more information on Campus Vision or to book an appointment, visit our website at or call 403-451-2779.