Health and Dental Plan

Keeping you happy and healthy is a big priority for your Central Student Association, which is why we have developed the Student Health & Dental Insurance Plan!

Through Gallivan, we are able to provide coverage to all undergraduate students at the University of Guelph and cover a variety of prescriptions & procedures. For more information on your Student Health & Dental Plan, please visit the MyStudentPlan website.

  The Health Plan is a mandatory universal plan and as such does not provide an opt-out; the Dental Plan offers a one-time opt-out with proof of alternate coverage..

2021 - 2022 Coverage

The benefit year begins September 1, 2021, and ends August 31, 2022. Even if you are not enrolled for summer classes, you will still be covered by the plan until August 31. If you are a NEW Winter registrant, your benefit year begins January 1, 2021, and ends August 31, 2022.

  • Winter Entry Students: Students who are charged the Health and Dental fee in Winter 2022, will be automatically enrolled in both Plans by mid to late February (approximately 45 days from the start date of their program).

Please check out our calendar for important Health & Dental Plan dates and deadlines.

Important Dates for Winter Entry Students

Health & Dental: Family Coverage Opt-In Deadline — January 28th, 2022:
Eligible Winter students may add family members to the Health and Dental Plans by submitting a family add-on form and paying the applicable fees on the MyStudentPlan website. Family coverage does NOT carry over from previous years and must be completed every year.

Dental: Opt-Out Deadline — January 28th, 2022:
If you are an eligible student and have comparable dental coverage you may apply to opt-out of the Dental Plan. Opt-outs must be submitted in your entry semester of the current benefit year. The opt-out form MUST be submitted online, along with providing proof of comparable coverage on the MyStudentPlan website.
Please note, if you opted-out of the Dental Plan last year, your opt-out will carry forward to this benefit year and you will NOT be required to opt-out again.

Dental: Opt-In Deadline — January 28th, 2022:
If you opted-out of the Dental Plan last year and wish to enrol back onto the plan as of January 1, 2022, you may submit an opt-in form and pay the applicable fee on the MyStudentPlan website.

Additional Dates

Claiming for International Students in Home Country — December 31, 2021:
Claims for services eligible under your Student Health and Dental Plans, made from your home country, with a date of service prior to December 31, 2021, are eligible for reimbursement..

Available Services

We got you covered! Check out your additional benefits & savings on the MyStudentPlan website.

  • Prescription Drugs
  • Dental Coverage for both accidental and regular dentistry
  • Vision
  • Health Practitioners
  • Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Feel Better Now: Gallivan also offers various mental health support, including 24/7 text support, a free mental health assessment, and online video counselling.
  • My Virtual Doctor: reach out to a virtual care provider here for general inquiries, as well as COVID specific inquiries.

For more information on your coverage, please visit the MyStudentPlan website.


Wondering if you can coordinate your student benefits with your existing benefits? Find answers to this question and more, as well as helpful videos here!

Last Updated:
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 12:28 PM