Alberta Health Care
All uLethbridge students are required to have basic health insurance. The uLethbridge Health Centre will help you register for basic health insurance through the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). For most students, there is no cost for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan. It is important that you register soon after you arrive in Alberta.
All students can register for Alberta Health Care at any Registry Agent.
The following documents will be required for the Alberta Health Care registration to be processed:
- Study permit
- Proof of Alberta residence (such as your lease agreement, a bill with your address, etc.)
- If you do not yet have a document with your address on it, please let us know.
You will be issued an Alberta Health Card; you should carry your Alberta Health Card and a piece of photo identification with you at all times. You will be required to show them anytime you access health services in Alberta.
You are not eligible to receive the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan if you are staying in Alberta for less than 12 consecutive months. If you would like to consider short-term health insurance options, consult with the Health Centre. Minors (under 18 years of age) must be registered for AHCIP as a dependent of another Alberta resident. Please consult with the Health Centre for more details.
Once you have received your Alberta Health Care card, email a copy to the Health Centre. A hold will be placed on your account if registration is not complete within two weeks.
Questions? Contact the Health Centre.