Health & Accessibilty
UTM is committed to helping you achieve physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing throughout your university education. Many of these services are offered at the Health & Counselling Centre (HCC), including:
- Medical care - Appointments with student-friendly physicians or nurses to discuss any health and wellness-related topic
- Mental health care - Personal or group counselling to support you through a wide range of challenges
- Nutritional counselling - Individualized support and planning to help you reach your nutritional goals
- Health education - Outreach and events to inform the student body about how to improve personal wellbeing through small changes in your everyday life
These health services are available to all currently registered students with health coverage (ie. OHIP/provincial insurance, UHIP) at no additional cost. For more information, visit utm.utoronto.ca/health.
Full-time undergraduate UTM students are automatically covered by the UTSU Health and Dental Plan. This extended health and dental coverage supplements provincial health care and other basic health-care programs. Extended health, dental, vision, travel, and accidental death & dismemberment benefits are included in the plan. Policies typically run from September to August for students enrolled in the fall and winter sessions.
Your Health and Dental Plan benefits can be used anywhere in the world. To access your benefits, you can fill out a claim form after accessing health services, or you can use the Pay-Direct-Card to process a prescription claim immediately. For more on claims, visit the UTSU Health and Dental Claims page.
You can opt out of the Health Plan and/or the Dental plan to receive a refund of the year's fees. To do this, complete your opt out online and submit proof of equivalent coverage during the Change-of-Coverage period. For more on opting out, visit the UTSU Health and Dental Opt Out page.
International Student Coverage: University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)
Health care can be expensive in Canada. International students have mandatory health insurance through the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), and are automatically enrolled. This coverage is provided in addition to the UTSU Health and Dental Plan. Also, we recommend that you bring a copy of your medical records to Canada in case you need them.
When you arrive in Canada, you must:
- Register online and print your UHIP or, pick it up in residence (for residence students) or the International Education Centre (for non-residence students)
- Get to know where there are preferred providers in case you get sick and/or need medical attention
- Carry your UHIP card with you at all times
AccessAbility Resource Centre
The AccessAbility Resource Centre provides services and accomodations to students who have a physical, sensory, or learning disability, mental health condition, acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, or chronic health condition. Students who have temporary disabilities are also eligible to receive services.
Test/exam accomodations and notetaking services are automatically requested through your online AIMS (AccessAbility Information Management System) account. To access AIMS and receive accomodations, you must meet with your AccessAbility Advisor and register.
How to Register
When you accept your offer to attend UTM, please contact the Centre immediately at (905) 569-4699 to set up an appointment to meet with an AccessAbility Advisor. This will assist in starting the registration process.
- An intake meeting will be scheduled with a professional staff member who has expertise in specific areas of disabilities. Please bring documentation (from an appropriate medical professional/ specialist) that identifies your disability and the accommodations you will require to the meeting. The Centre's Medical Certificate is available to print in the online forms section of this website.
- IMPORTANT: During the first week of classes please log in to the online AIMS system (AccessAbility Information Management for Students. The link to AIMS is located on the Centre's Homepage. Here you will:
- Register your tests and exams that you need to write with the Centre with academic accommodations
- Confirm your test and exams with the Centre
- View your upcoming advising appointments
- Register for note-taking services and download your notes from the Centre’s website
If you require assistance in logging into and using AIMS, please contact the Centre immediately at email@example.com or 905-569-4699.
Students must meet with their AccessAbility Advisor annually to reconfirm their accommdations and receive updates on the Centre's procedures and any new initiatives.
For new UTM students with disabilities, comprehensive support is available through the following opportunities:
- Health & Counselling Centre - Ask us about medical care, counselling, nutrition, or anything health and wellness related. Visit us when you're in need of care!
Room 1123A, Davis Building
- AccessAbility Resource Centre - We can help you receive services and academic accomodations for documented disabilities or conditions.
Room 2037, Davis Building