Studentcare

Undergraduate students

The University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) has partnered with the health and dental insurance provider Studentcare to offer undergraduate students health and dental insurance coverage.

Some undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in the plan, while others, need to enrol. If you're automatically covered, the cost of the plan is part of your student fees. See if you're automatically covered by checking your tuition statement or by visiting www.studentcare.ca.

Please contact Studentcare if you have questions.

Graduate students

The Graduate Students' Association (GSA) has partnered with the health and dental insurance provider  Studentcare to offer graduate students health and dental insurance coverage.

Some graduate students are automatically enrolled in the plan, while others, need to enrol. If you're automatically covered, the cost of the plan is part of your student fees. See if you're automatically covered by checking your tuition statement or by visiting www.studentcare.ca.

Please contact Studentcare if you have questions.

First Nations and Inuit students

To maximize your coverage, First Nations and Inuit students who are covered by Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) from Health Canada can sign up for Studentcare to receive additional health coverage. This additional coverage can be helpful for health, prescription, vision and dental care costs not covered by NIHB.

How to make a claim

Instructions and claim forms are available online at the studentcare website.

Accessing health care

Public health care

Learn about the Saskatchewan Health Card.

Health care in Canada is available for all Canadians, permanent residents and international students who have a provincial or territorial health card.

What do you have access to if you have a provincial or territiorial health card?

No cost to you

  • Appointments with a family doctor or specialist physician
  • Walk in clinic health care
  • Emergency room treatment
  • Hospital treatment if your doctor recommends it
  • Maternity care
  • Investigations ordered by physician 

You will need to pay for

  • Prescription medication
  • Ambulance service (about $350.00)
  • Dental care provided by a dentist
  • Eye tests and glasses or lenses
  • Some vaccinations
  • Services like massage therapy, chiropractor or physical therapy
  • Cosmetic surgeries/procedures
  • Complementary health (traditional Chinese medicine, holistic natural path)
  • Medical appliances/devices
  • Please refer to your undergraduate or graduate student health and dental plan for information on additional coverage

Saskatchewan health cards

If you have moved from another province and you are staying in Saskatchewan for more than 90 days, apply for health insurance as soon as possible. During these 90 days (3 months) your previous province should cover your health care expenses. If not, you should purchase private insurance for those days, to prevent any medical costs.

International and exchange students

Apply for your Saskatchewan health card

Eligibility requirements for you:

Eligibility requirements for your spouse and children:

  • must be living with you at a Saskatchewan residence
  • have immigration documents allowing them to stay longer than six months (visitor record)
  • proof of living at a Saskatchewan residence

Application process:

Apply online at eHealth Saskatchewan 

Include with your application copies of the following documents for you and if applicable, each family member: (see acceptable documents listed on the application)

  1. ONE immigration document (study permit, permanent resident card, Canadian Immigration identification card, etc.)
  2. ONE proof of Saskatchewan residency (lease agreement, utility bill, etc.)
  3. Confirmation of Enrolment letter
  4. Copy of photo page of passport

Contact eHealth Saskatchewan for more information about health coverage and application processes.

Exchange students

If your program is under 6 months and you have not applied for a study permit, you should apply for health insurance in your home country prior to you leaving for Canada.

It is advised that you try to get a study permit even if your  program is under 6 months. You can apply for a study permit at the Canadian embassy or consulate in your country and include a letter that explains why you are applying. The letter will inform the visa officer that you understand your options.

If needed, you can also purchase Guard Me International Insurance at the Language Centre's main office. Please bring your valid University of Saskatchewan student card with you when purchasing.

232 R.J.D. Williams Building
221 Cumberland Ave. N.
Tel: 306-966-4351
Email: register.esl@usask.ca

You must have a study permit when you apply for a health card. If your duration of your stay is less than 6 months, you might not have one. To avoid expensive medical expenses, travel insurance from the country you are traveling from is recommended.

Accessing health care in Canada