GSA Health & Dental Plan


Going forward, the GSA health and dental insurance is transitioning to a September 1 to August 31 policy year for all students. This change will impact premium fees of graduate students with programs starting in January, May and July 2023. See below for details.

Empower Me

is a short-term solution for your mental health concerns. Empower Me allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues.

Learn more about Empower Me here

Overview of the GSA Health & Dental Plan

To help University of Calgary graduate students pay for the health services they need, the GSA has partnered with Studentcare in order to provide students with extended health and dental coverage. The Plan is designed specifically to fill the gaps in provincial care (the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan - AHCIP)

Have questions?

Visit the StudentCare website for the most up-to-date details about the GSA Health and Dental Plan including plan coverage, how to claim, change your coverage, and so on. You can also contact StudentCare directly for details regarding your account.

StudentCare website

Frequently Asked Questions

Fee Table

Please note: The fees listed below is in effect starting May 2022.
  • Single Student


    Health = $330.00
    Dental = $296.00

  • Add One Dependent (spouse OR child) for an additional


    Health = $330.00
    Dental = $296.00

  • Add Family Members (spouse + unlimited number of children) for an additional


    Health = $660.00
    Dental = $592.00

Quick Links

Download your Pay Direct Card

Download and fill in your Full name & Student ID.

Download Here

Download your Plan at a Glance Guide

Download the your Plan Guide here

Download Here

Submit your Claim with the Omni App

Learn more and download the app here.

Download Here

Policy/Group Numbers

Q1204 (Desjardins Insurance)

97180 (Blue Cross Life Insurance)

Need Support Quicker?

Try these two virtual services for professional health advice and consultation.

Dialogue Virtual Health Care Service

As an eligible student, you now have access to Dialogue—an online service offered through your student Plan administrator, Studentcare, that connects you virtually with nurses and physicians.
Get started with Dialogue here

Empower Me Student Assistant Program

Students covered by the GSA Health Plan have access to Empower Me to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. As a student covered by the GSA Health Plan, you're entitled to sessions delivered in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling.
Learn more about Empower Me

Other Resources

UCalgary Student Wellness Services

UCalgary Student Wellness Services offers health services, health promotion and outreach, and mental health services. For more details, visit

 Out of Province students seeking health care

Student Wellness Services offers medical support for students. Students from out-of-province must arrange for Alberta Health Care coverage. For further information please see:

Resources compiled by the GSA Mental Health & Wellness Committee