[Table of Contents] [UW Home] [Back to University Services]

Health Services and the Safety Office
Health and Safety Building

Health Services and the Safety Office include the Medical Clinic centrally located across from the Campus Centre. The clinic provides comprehensive care to all students and emergency care to others on campus. Physicians, nurses and counsellors are on staff at the clinic which is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during Fall and Winter terms; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Spring and Summer terms. For emergencies, there is a doctor on call who can be reached 24 hours a day by dialing 888-4096. Physicians' fees at Health Services, as well as laboratory work, x-rays, and most referrals are paid by the Ontario Health Coverage (OHIP) or other provincial health plans. More details are available at Health Services.

All full-time students are also covered by a Student Supplementary Health Insurance Plan sponsored by the Federation of Students which provides partial payment for prescriptions and other services.

International students are not eligible for OHIP. Enrolment in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is mandatory upon registration and will appear on the fee statement. UHIP provides identical coverage to that of OHIP. Dependant coverage must be purchased within ten days of registration.