Why a UVSS Health & Dental Plan?

Established by student referenda, the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS) Health & Dental Plan is extended health and dental coverage designed specifically for students to cover expenses not covered by the Medical Services Plan (MSP) for BC residents and other basic health-care programs.

2019-2020 UVSS Health and Dental Plan Coverage 

Opting-Out or Opting-Down

If you have alternate extended health and dental coverage you can opt-out online at studentcare.ca between August 22nd and September 22nd (December 22nd to January 22nd for students starting in the second semester). There, you will be able to opt-down from the Enhanced Plan ($360) to the Basic Plan ($290).


If you miss the Change-of-Coverage period for a valid reason you may appeal to the UVSS Health and Dental Appeals Committee by filling out and submitting the appeal form. An appeal does not guarantee an opt-out, and should not be used as a primary method of opting out. You may not appeal to opt-down from the enhanced plan to the basic plan. Appeals will not be granted for students who have already filed claims.

For all information about submitting claims and coverage visit Studentcare.ca.