Health for International Students
Health & Wellness
Health and wellness services are available to all registered full-time and part-time University of Toronto Undergraduate and Graduate students who have paid the appropriate incidental fees.
Phone: 416-978-8030 (best time to call)
Information on this page was last updated March 21, 2019.
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)
The University Health Insurance Plan is a mandatory health insurance plan for all international and exchange students enrolled in an Ontario university. UHIP helps to cover the cost of hospital and medical services you may need to maintain your health while in Canada. You are automatically enrolled in UHIP, and the coverage charge will be listed on ROSI/ACORN, your student account.
Everything you need to know about UHIP is available online at www.uhip.ca.
Visit the UHIP page for Information specifically for international students at the University of Toronto. Please note that our UHIP office does not provide or administer coverage for post-doctoral fellows or visiting scholars.
My SSP provides international students with immediate and ongoing confidential 24/7 support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to you. You can call or chat with a counsellor directly from your phone whenever, wherever you are.
As of March 1, 2019, the University of Toronto offers My SSP for free to international students enrolled at the University of Toronto St. George Campus. The service is provided by keep.me SAFE in partnership with Morneau Shepell. International students still have access to existing campus and community mental health services; My SSP is an additional support service for international students.
Details are located on the My SSP page.
Immunization info for international students
As you prepare to come to the University of Toronto, there are things you can do in advance to help keep you safe from some illnesses. For example, getting vaccinated or immunized before you arrive.
Canada is generally a safe country from an infectious disease standpoint. However, being properly vaccinated against some diseases can help keep you and those around you safe.
Find out more about immunization info for international students.