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Health Insurance

Information for All Students


Student at Klinic

Depending on your student type and the length of your studies at The University of Winnipeg, you will be covered by different health insurance plans.

Basic Coverage includes doctor's visits, hospitalization, medication at the hospital, X-rays, lab test, surgery and diagnostic tests. *

UWSA Extended Coverage includes prescription drugs, vision, dental professional services, massage, physiotherapy, repatriation. *

guard.me Extended Coverage includes prescription drugs, immunization, eye exams, emergency dental, emergency transportation, repatriation, accidental death and dismemberment. *

*Disclaimer: The coverage is subject to change without notice. Please contact the relevant department to know more about the full listing of benefits.

Are you...?

You are eligible for - Manitoba Health (Basic Coverage) + UWSA Greenshield Coverage (Extended Coverage)

Are you...?

  • Undergraduate/Graduate student
  • Full time/Part time
  • Studying for less than 6 months

You are eligible for - guard.me (Basic and extended) Health Insurance.
 Please note that guard.me coverage is mandatory for all short term students studying at the University of Winnipeg. Student will not be able to opt-out.

Are you...?

You are eligible for - Manitoba Health (Basic Coverage) and guard.me More (Extended Coverage) Health Insurance.

Are you...?

  • ELP student
  • Studying for less than six months

You are eligible for guard.me (Basic and extended) Health Insurance.

Where do I go to obtain my coverage?

Manitoba Health - 300 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3M9
                           T: 204.786.7101
                          W: www.manitoba.ca/health
Students visiting Manitoba Health - please don't forget to take your Passport, Study Permit and a Letter of Enrolment

UWSA Greenshield - Bulman Students’ Centre, Room 0R04                         
                           T: 204.786.9992
                           E: health@theuwsa.ca                         
                          W: http://theuwsa.ca/healthplan

guard.me - International Student Services (Undergraduate Students) or the relevant department at UofW (Grad Studies, ELP, PACE or Collegiate office)
                          T: 204.786.9469
                          E: iss@uwinnipeg.ca   
                         W: www.guard.me                    

How much do I have to pay?

Manitoba Health - FREE

UWSA Greenshield - Please refer to Health Plan Fees for 2015-2016

guard.me Basic - $1.65 per day

guard.me More - $25 per 30 day period

If you have any questions regarding your coverage, please contact International Student Services at iss@uwinnipeg.ca or call 204.786.9469 .

For information regarding on-campus medical and health services, please visit the website of Klinic Student Health Services