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. See below for important changes to basic coverage *

UWSA Extended Coverage includes prescription drugs, vision, dental professional services, massage, physiotherapy, repatriation. * Extended Coverage includes prescription drugs, immunization, eye exams, emergency dental, emergency transportation, repatriation, accidental death and dismemberment. *

*Disclaimer: This 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 enrolled in - Manitoba Blue Cross (Basic Coverage) + UWSA Greenshield Coverage (Extended Coverage). Please note that Manitoba Blue Cross and Greenshield coverage is mandatory for all international University of Winnipeg students. Students will not be able to opt out.

Are you...?

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

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


Are you...?

  • ELP student studying for less than six months
  • P.A.C.E student

You are enrolled in (Basic and extended) Health Insurance.


Important: Upcoming changes to Manitoba Health.

On March 27, the Government of Manitoba announced a change to the health insurance coverage for international students. Effective September 1, 2018, they will no longer have basic health coverage through Manitoba Health.

The University of Winnipeg intends to provide basic health insurance for all graduate and undergraduate international students who would have been covered under the current provincial Manitoba Health program, until the end of August 2019, at no additional cost to students. However, students will still be responsible for purchasing mandatory extended health insurance through the UWSA Greenshield Plan (extended coverage) which has been the case for a number of years. The extended insurance covers items such as prescription drugs, vision, and dental services. 

Please contact International Student Services at  if you have any questions regarding this change in health insurance coverage.


Where do I go to obtain my coverage?

 Manitoba Blue Cross - International Student Services
                           T: 204.789.1458
                           E:                           W:

UWSA Greenshield - Bulman Students’ Centre, Room 0R04                         
                           T: 204.786.9992
                          W: - International Student Services (Undergraduate Students) or the relevant department at UofW (Grad Studies, ELP, PACE or Collegiate office)
                          T: 204.786.9469

How much do I have to pay?

Manitoba Blue Cross - FREE until August 31 2019

UWSA Greenshield - Please refer to - $1.65 per day

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

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