Health & Accessibilty
UTM is committed to helping you achieve physical, emotional and mental well-being 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 well-being through small changes in your everyday life
These health services are available to all currently registered students with health coverage (i.e., 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 UTMSU 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 and dismemberment benefits are included in the plan. Policies typically run from September to August for students enrolled in the fall and winter sessions. To learn more about the plan, please visit the Your Coverage page.
Your Health and Dental Plan benefits can be used anywhere in the world. To access your benefits, you can submit a claim after accessing health services online or via the mobile app, or you can ask your healthcare professional to submit the claims directly to Greenshield. For more on claims, visit the UTMSU Health and Dental Claims page.
Students with alternative coverage can opt out of the Health Plan and/or the Dental plan to receive a refund of the year's fees. Provincial health insurance plans (i.e. OHIP) or University health insurance plans (UHIP) are not considered alternative. To request an opt-out, complete an application online and submit proof of equivalent coverage during the Change-of-Coverage period.
For more on opting out, visit the UTMSU Health and Dental Opt Out page.
International 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. UHIP coverate includes hospital, ambulance and physician services, lab and x-ray services, other practitioners, pregnancy related health care, and more. 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. The supplementary health plan coverage includes; prescription drugs, massage therapy, chiropractor, physiotherapy, psychologist, vision coverage, dental coverage, and more. 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 card, or pick it up at the International Education Centre (DV 2091A-E).
- 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
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 follow the steps below to begin the registration process.
1. Go to https://aarc.utm.utoronto.ca/Clockwork/user/intake/default.aspx (direct link)
2. From the main page, go to https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/accessibility/
- Click Login on the left side, under “Accessibility Information Management System for Students”
- Click on “AIMS Login”
- Once on AIMS, click “New Student Online Intake”
Review Documentation Requirements https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/accessibility/future-uoft-students/documentation-requirements.
Click on Register and login in with UTORID.
Complete the information form (Emergency Contact, OSAP, etc.).
Upload scanned documentation to the bottom of the form.
Await email confirmation of online submission. Accessibility Staff will correspond once submission has been reviewed.
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 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 with logging into and using AIMS, please contact the Accessibility Services immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-569-4699.
For new UTM students with disabilities, comprehensive support is available through the following opportunities:
The UTM Department of Recreation, Athletics & Wellness all students to engage in physical activities that support student well-being, build peer connections and enrich student experiences. All registered full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students have access to the Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre (the RAWC) and can participate in programs such as group fitness classes, intramural sports. The facility is equipped with an eight-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, two gymnasiums, 3 squash courts, an indoor running track and modern fitness and strength training facilities. We also offer multiple student employment opportunities. Learn more at www.utmeagles.ca.
Recreation, Athletics & Wellness –– Ask us about recreation, fitness, and employment opportunities
Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre – located in the Davis Building
International Education Centre – Ask us about University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) coverage, submitting claims, and finding preferred providers
Room 2091A-E, Davis Building