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Campus Health Care 

UTM is committed to helping you achieve physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing throughout your university education. Many 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.

Wellness Events

The UTM Health & Counselling Centre offers a range of wellness events and programs throughout the year, which provide students with information, tools, and resources to achieve their personal wellness goals, and which help to foster a healthy campus environment at UTM. Learn more about annual events such as the Be Well UTM: Resource & Activity Fair and Let’s Talk UTM Day on the HCC’s website.   

Health and Dental Plan

Coverage

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.

Opt Out

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.

IEC LogoInternational Student Coverage: University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

In Canada, health care can be very expensive. The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is a mandatory health insurance plan for most international students to ensure you have basic health care coverage while studying in Ontario. Students are automatically enrolled and charges are listed on ACORN, your student account. 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:

  1. Register online and print your UHIP card or, pick it up at the International Education Centre (DV 2071). Please note: you may not be able to register online to print your UHIP card until after September 3, 2019.   
  2. Get to know where there are preferred providers in case you get sick and/or need medical attention 
  3. Carry your UHIP card with you at all times 

Accessibility Registration

Accessibility Services

The Accessibility Services provides supports and accommodations 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 accommodations and notetaking services are requested through your online AIMS (Accessibility Information Management System) account. To access AIMS and receive accommodations, you must meet with your Accessibility Advisor and register.

How to Register

When you accept your offer to attend UTM, please contact Accessibility Services immediately at (905) 569-4699 to set up an appointment to meet with an Accessibility 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 Accessibility Services 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 (Accessibility Information Management for Students). The link to AIMS is located on the Accessibility Services Homepage.  Here you will:
    • Register your tests and exams that you need to write with Accessibility Services with academic accommodations
    • Confirm your test and exams with the Accessibility Services
    • View your upcoming advising appointments
    • Register for note-taking services and download your notes from the Accessibility Services website

If you require assistance in logging into and using AIMS, please contact the Accessibility Services immediately at access.utm@utoronto.ca or 905-569-4699.

Students must meet with their Accessibility Advisor annually to reconfirm their accommodations and receive updates on the Centre's procedures and any new initiatives.

Transition Support

For new UTM students with disabilities, comprehensive support is available through the following opportunities:

Recreation and Athletics 

UTM Eagle LogoAt UTM, you can take part in a wide variety of programming designed for all skill levels. All full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students can access the UTM Fitness Centre and Athletic programs, at no additional cost. The facility is equipped with an eight-lane, 25 metre swimming pool, two gymnasiums, squash courts, running track, and modern fitness and strength training facilities.

Simply drop-by the Recreation, Athletic & Wellness Centre, also known as the RAWC, scan your T-Card and join in the fun!

Participate in drop-in programming, intramural leagues, Tri-Campus sport teams, and OCAA Varsity sports. Looking to learn something new? UTM also offers instructional classes in dance, martial arts, sports, swimming, and more. Learn more at www.utmeagles.ca

UTM Sports Tryouts

Played competitive sports in high school and looking to continue your game? UTM offers competitive sport teams in cross country, badminton, soccer, basketball, volleyball and ice hockey, both at the OCAA Varsity and Tri-Campus level. Some tryouts begin as early as August, so don’t miss your chance to join the UTM Eagles family!

Visit the UTM Varsity – Open Tryout Dates and Tri-Campus League pages for more detail. To get in contact with Varsity staff before the season begins, complete the BECOME AN EAGLE form and one of the UTM Varsity coaches will be in touch with you soon.

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