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About this section

This section is part of the Student Union Society website, The official Health and Dental Plan contains extended information about your plan.
You may also get information by calling the Studentcare Member Services Centre at 1 866 358-4437 Mon. - Fri. from 9 am to 5 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

★ What is the SUS Health & Dental Plan?
SUS has partnered with Studentcare in order to provide students with extended health and dental coverage. The Plan is designed specifically for students to cover many services not covered by the British Columbia Medical Services Plan (BC MSP) and other basic health-care programs.

★ Who’s Covered?
Most full-time students who are members of SUS and who begin their studies in the Fall semester are automatically covered by the SUS Health & Dental Plan, including TASK students.

★ What’s Covered?
Among other benefits, the Plan covers:
- Up to 80% for prescription drugs
- Over $4,000 for health practitioners (psychologists, massage therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, etc.)
- Up to $300 in vision care (eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses, laser eye surgery)
- Up to $750 in dental care (checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, endodontics, periodontics, etc.)
- Travel health coverage (up to $5,000,000 per incident, 120 days per trip).
Visit for complete details.

Your Plan at a Glance


★ How Can I Save More?
You can further enhance your benefits by visiting health professionals who are members of the Dental, Vision, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Doctor, Psychology, and Massage Therapy Networks. You are covered for the insured portion regardless of the health professional you choose. By consulting a Network member, you will get additional coverage. For example, by visiting a Dental Network member, you will receive an additional 20% off dental services, enabling you to get up to 90% coverage.

Network Listing

★ How Much Does It Cost?
The total cost of the Plan is $215.59 for students starting in September. The policy year is from Sept. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2018. The cost of the Plan is automatically included in your tuition and other fees.

★ Can I Change My Coverage?
If you are covered by another extended health and dental plan (i.e. a parent’s or spouse’s employee plan, not BC MSP), you can combine both plans to maximize your overall coverage and reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket costs. Alternatively, if you have other equivalent coverage, you can opt out of the Plan during the Change-of-Coverage Period from August 29, 2017 – September 19, 2017 and receive a credit to your student account for the amount of the Plan. If you are eligible, the Change-of-Coverage Period is also when you can enrol yourself, your spouse and/or dependent children in the Plan. Only new Winter semester students can enrol themselves and their spouse/dependent children from January 3 – January 24, 2018 for coverage from January 1 – August 31, 2018.