The SOGS health plan includes coverage of prescription drugs, as well as basic dental care and vision coverage. Please visit ihaveaplan.ca for information about the SOGS Health and Dental Plan.

DISCLAIMER: Although we endeavour to ensure that the health plan information as presented here is as current and accurate as possible, errors do occasionally occur. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information. Use the link above to access the most accurate information. SOGS and its extended health provider do not assume any liability for any inaccuracies that may be contained herein. More complete health plan information is available in the SOGS office.

SOGS Health Plan Opt In/Out Information

Opt-in and Opt-out deadline is the last business day of the first month of your enrolment term. If you still choose to opt-out and do so by the deadline you will receive a refund of the health plan premiums (excluding administration fees) you were billed on your tuition fee bill

Opt-Out of the SOGS Health Coverage Online Opt-Out
If you are already covered by another an extended health plan (this does not mean your provincial health care plan – e.g., UHIP or OHIP), then you may choose to opt-out of the SOGS plan.

You should know that your student health and dental plan includes benefits specially designed for student needs. You may find it to your advantage to remain enrolled in both this plan and your other extended health plan in order to increase your total coverage by coordinating the benefits of the two plans.

If you still choose to opt-out and do so by the deadline you will receive a refund of the health plan premiums you have been billed on your tuition fee bill.

If you are enrolled in September, you can opt-out from September 1 – 30.

If you are first enrolled in January, you can opt-out from January 1 – 31.

If you are first enrolled in May, you can opt-out from May 1 – 31.

Family Members
Full-time graduate students can enroll a spouse or partner, of either the same or opposite sex, who is publicly represented as a “spouse” and any children under 21 years of age (25 if they are still attending school). The attached opt-in form must be completed and submitted to the SOGS office along with payment (cash or cheque only) by the deadline.

Part-time Students
Part-time graduate students are not included in the SOGS health plan but are eligible to opt-in. The attached opt-in form must be completed and submitted to the SOGS office along with payment (cash or cheque only) no later than the last business day of the first month of their contract.


Post-Doctoral Fellows
Post-doctoral fellows are also eligible to opt-into the SOGS health plan but must provide proof validating status on campus. The attached opt-in form must be completed and submitted to the SOGS office along with payment (cash or cheque only) by the deadline.

Exchange and Visiting Graduate Students
Exchange and visiting students at UWO are not eligible for the SOGS health plan. 

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