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Helping students pay for their health services

Student reviewing form in the Student Health & Wellness Centre waiting room

To help students pay for the health and wellness services they need, Dalhousie offers two different health plans through Student VIP: the DSU Health & Dental Plan and the DSU International Health Plan.

Every Dalhousie student must have health insurance coverage. This includes undergraduate, graduate and international students. Most Dalhousie students are automatically enrolled into one or both health plans.

Opt-in or opt-out of the 2023-24 health plans

The DSU Health Plan Policy Year runs from the 1st of September until the 31st of August, each year. Full-time students starting in September are automatically enrolled in the Health and Dental Plan offered at Dalhousie. Full-time students who pay International Tuition Fees are also enrolled in an additional International Student Health Plan. 

The opt in/out period is August 8–September 19, 2023.

Students are able to opt themselves, and family, in and out of these plans during the opt-out period in which their studies begin, each policy year.

Students with MSI or comparable private coverage are able to opt-out of the DSU International Health Plan. 

Full-time students whose studies begin in the Winter or Spring Term are joining the policy during the plan year and must opt-into the Health and Dental Plan if they want this coverage.

Opt-ins and outs are completed online at Please reach out to if you have any questions.

Health plan details

Learn more about the specific plan and coverage that applies to you: