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.

How much does it cost?

The combined plan costs $193 a year and this fee is paid annually on the date that eligible students are first charged fees and tuition (usually in September for most programs).

What’s covered?

The health plan provides students with a comprehensive set of health insurance benefits (prescription drugs, vision care, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatment, ambulance services, and many other benefits). This plan is supplementary to any provincial healthcare plan. The dental plan is a “managed” dental plan, which means that it only provides coverage at Dental Choice clinics around the city. Click here for a complete list of Student Health and Dental Plan benefits.

I already have coverage – what can I do?

Students can opt out of the health and/or dental plans with proof of alternative coverage. You can also use two plans to maximize your coverage if you wish. For more information on how to opt out of or coordinate your benefits, please visit the Student Health and Dental Plan website.

I have more questions – where can I get answers?

For more assistance, drop in to visit the knowledgeable staff at the Student Health and Dental Plan office located at MSC 352. You can also call them at 403-220-3906 or send them an email at


Your Student Health and Dental Plan is provided through Gallivan: Student Health & Wellness. Gallivan: Student Health & Wellness 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 SU Student Health and Dental Plan office located at MSC 352, 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:

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 MacEwan Student Centre, Dental Choice offers priority service to students.

For more information on Dental Choice’s services or to book an online appointment, visit their website  or call 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. Their 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! Campus Vision direct submit claims on behalf of undergraduate students to the SU Student 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 them 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 their website or call 403-451-2779.