Health and Dental Plans

The Student Health and Dental Plans are a valuable benefit made possible by your Central Student Association and the Graduate Students’ Association. Eligible students are automatically enrolled in the plans and have access to a comprehensive set of extended health and dental benefits. Students who already have some form of health and/or dental insurance coverage are permitted to coordinate benefits, increasing their coverage and decreasing or eliminating their out-of-pocket costs. Those with existing health and/or dental coverage may also choose to opt-out

NOTED CHANGE:  Commencing Fall 2019, Dental opt-outs will no longer carry forward from year to year; students who wish to opt out of the health plan and/or the dental plan MUST opt out every year.  Online Fall Opt-Out period is August 6 to September 20, 2019.

OVC DVM Program Students: The Student Health Plan covers all requisite rabies vaccines (initial series plus any needed booster vaccinations) for students registered in the DVM program.  Should you choose to opt out from the student health plan, please first ensure that you have coverage specifically for rabies vaccination by an alternate plan.  The average cost is $200 per rabies vaccination dose and three or more doses are typically required.  Note that students not covered by the Student Health Plan will be required to pay up front and then submit for reimbursement to their alternate plan.

Visit MystudentPlan.ca for all YOUR Health & Dental Plan information

Select “University of Guelph CSA & GSA” from the list of institutions in the drop down tab to have easy access and detailed information regarding your coverage, how to coordinate benefits with another plan, when and how to  opt out, or opt back in, should you need to, family coverage, how to submit a claim, mobile apps and so much more!  There’s even a Live Chat/Help feature on the website that allows you to speak to a representative.

Prefer To Ask Questions in Person?
Visit or contact our on-site Student Benefits Plan Office

The Students Benefits Plan Office is dedicated to serving students at the University of Guelph and is a service brought to you by the Central Student Association (CSA) and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA). The office is located on the first floor of the University Centre near the south elevator study space.  Ann Mammoliti, the onsite Student Service Coordinator and her knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions or help you through the processes associated with both plans.  Claim forms, benefit cards, and information brochures are also available on-site.

Summer Operating Hours

For the month of August:

  • Friday, August 9: 9am-11:30am
  • Tuesday, August 13: 9am-1:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 14: 9am-1:30pm
  • Friday, August 23: 9am-11:30am
  • Tuesday, August 27: 9am-1:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 28: 9am-1:30pm
  • Friday, August 30: 9am-11:30am

Contact Information


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