To find out if you are covered under the health & dental plan, come to the DSU Front Desk in New West or the DSU kiosk in Coquitlam.


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Location DSU Front Desk at New West or DSU Kiosk at Coquitlam


The Douglas Students’ Union administers a health and dental plan to make health coverage more accessible and affordable for students. The extended health and dental gives you coverage and supports you to maintain high quality of health and ensures that you are covered when medical emergencies come up.

Who is Covered?
  • You are automatically enrolled in the plan if you are a student registered in 9 or more credits in the Fall Semester
  • You pay Douglas Students’ Union Fees
  • You reside in Canada
  • You are under the age of 70*
How to Confirm if You are Covered:
  1. Log in to your Douglas College myAccount
  2. Select “Student Records”
  3.  Select “Account Summary by Term”
  4. Look for the health & dental plan charge of $250 under the Fall Semester Tuition
What is Covered?

Your benefits at a Glance:

  • Prescription Drugs – 80% to a maximum of $3000 per year
  • Dental – 80% one per benefit per year to a maximum of $600 per year
  • Vision – 100% to a maximum of $100 for eye exam, and $125 for eye glasses or contact lenses every 24 months
  • Emergency Travel Insurance - $5 million of coverage for emergencies and illnesses while travelling
  • Paramedical Practitioners with a physicians referral - $80 to a maximum of $300 per person, per type of practitioner
  • Psychologist, social worker, registered clinical counsellor – 80% to a combined maximum of $450 per person per year.

For more details on your coverage, visit

When is the Coverage Period?

The Douglas Students’ Union Health and Dental plan covers from September 1 to August 31 each year for Fall semester students and January 1 to August 31 for new Winter semester students.

How Do I Get My Benefits Card?

You can register for your Benefits Card Here

PLEASE NOTE for new students on the plan – please check with the DSU office when your benefits card will be available.

How Do I Opt In for the Fall Semester?

Students enrolled in 9 or more than credits, the fee is automatically added to your tuition fees.

Students enrolled in less than 9 credits, can opt in online during the last two weeks of September.

Click Here to opt in

Family Add On

Students on the health and dental plan can opt in their family members that meet the follow eligibility:

  • Spouse – resident of Canada and is married to student
  • Common Law Partner – lives with student for at least 1 year and publicly represented as the student’s spouse
  • Dependent – unmarried child, resident of Canada and entirely dependent on student for maintenance and support
  • A child 21 or over must either be:
    • A full time student under age 25; or
    • Incapacitated for a continuous period beginning:
      • Before age 21; or
      • While a full time student and before age 25

For more information about family add on eligibility, please click here:


Fall Semester – 1 Year Coverage September 1 – August 31 - $250

*Automatic Opt In (Students taking 9 or more credits – included in tuition fees)

Individual Opt In (Students taking less than 9 credits) - $425

Family Opt In – 1 Dependent - $425

Family Opt In – 2 or more Dependents - $675

Winter Semester – 8 month Coverage January 1 – August 31

Individual Opt In - $350

Family Opt in – 1 Dependent - $350

Family Opt in – 2 or more Dependents - $520

Opt In Dates

Fall Semester – Last two weeks of September

Winter Semester – Last two weeks of January

PLEASE NOTE: that students can only opt in during these time periods

How Do I Opt Out?

The Opt Out Deadline is Friday September 28, 2018 at 4:30pm

Only students with existing, equivalent extended health and dental plans are eligible to opt out of the Douglas Students’ Union Health and Dental Plan. You must have proof of alternate coverage.

PLEASE NOTE: the BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) is not an extended health and dental plan and therefore does not qualify as equivalent coverage.

  1. Log in to your Douglas College myAccount
  2. Select “Registration”
  3. Select “Medical/Dental Opt Out”
  4. Click “Continue”
  5. Select your benefits carrier and enter your plan number

This will trigger a credit to your account once your benefits carries has been verified.

How Do I Make a Claim?

You can make an online claim here

Plan Information

Insurance Company: Green Shield Canada (GSC)

GSC Identifciation: DSU Your Douglas Student ID # -00

(Example: DSU123456789-00)

Company Name: Douglas Students’ Union

For more information about your plan visit

What is BC Fair Pharmacare?

Get details on BC Fair Pharmacare online here

To receive a benefits card, register for BC Fair Pharmacare online at

Follow the steps online and have the following information ready:

  • BC Care Card Number
  • Net Income from 2 years ago
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Birth Date

You will receive a registration number immediately online. If you do not, you will need to call for assistance to receive your number.

For assistance by phone or to register please call 604-683-7151 or 1-800-663-7100

It is essential that all students who are permanent residents of British Columbia provide their Fair Pharmacare Registration number when completing the Benefits card Registration Form.

Does the DSU Health & Dental Plan include MSP?

Medical Services Plan (MSP) Premium is not included in the extended health and dental plan.