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Health care

Your health is important! Before you have a health concern, you should take time to learn how the health care system in Canada works and to familiarize yourself with your health insurance plans.

All full-time international students at Ontario Tech are enrolled in two health insurance plans. Make sure to get a copy of each of your coverage cards every academic year!

Health insurance

Health care providers

  • Campus Health Centre

    The Campus Health Centre is located in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre on the North campus of Ontario Tech. They are not only conveniently located, but also accept UHIP. The Campus Health Centre is committed to the delivery of high-quality health-care services that promote student health in a professional and confidential manner.

  • Ontario Tech Mental Health Services

    It is important to take care of not only your physical wellbeing, but also your mental wellbeing. Ontario Tech's Student Mental Health Services support students' mental health through counselling and various programs.

  • Telehealth Ontario

    Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    • Toll free: 1.866.797.0000
    • Toll free TTY: 1.866.797.0007
  • Oshawa Clinic Group
    The Oshawa Clinic Group is located close to downtown Oshawa. Their Urgent Care Clinic provides acute care on a walk-in basis and is a member of the UHIP Preferred Provider Network.
  • Lakeridge Health

    Lakeridge Health is one of the largest community hospitals in Ontario with five hospitals, regional services and community locations.

    Lakeridge Health's Oshawa Hospital is a full-service community hospital that accepts UHIP. It provides high-quality and safe care to residents who live in Oshawa and Durham Region. It is home to the world-class R. S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre. Their services include:

    • Emergency and critical care
    • Inpatient and outpatient surgery
    • Stroke prevention and treatment
    • Palliative care
    • Inpatient rehabilitation services
    • Cardiac care
    • Inpatient and outpatient mental health services
    • Women and children's health
    • Dialysis and kidney care
    • Geriatric assessment and intervention network clinic
    • Telemedicine clinic
    • Diagnostic imaging and laboratory services
  • Oshawa Psychologist and Counselling Services
    Oshawa Psychologist and Counselling Services is a private practice and family therapy clinic that can help you and your family cope with and overcome life challenges, relationship conflicts, traumas and mental health concerns.
  • The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
    The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching. SickKids accepts UHIP and is located in downtown Toronto.
  • Emergency care

    In a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room (ER) for immediate medical attention.

    Not sure if it's an emergency?

    A medical emergency is an acute injury or illness that poses an immediate risk to a person's life or long-term health. Some examples of these illnesses or injuries include: heart attack/stroke, severe head injury, severe difficulty breathing, severe bleeding, any time a person is unconscious. 

    Don’t go to hospital for health issues that can be addressed at a clinic by a nurse or doctor, or even taken care of at home. 
    Visiting a hospital for non-emergencies will not result in faster treatment and you will likely have a long wait before getting treatment.