Student Health, Family Care, and Special Services
- Health Services and Medical Insurance
- U of T Family Care Advisor
- Kidspace Inc. Daycare
- Special Services for Students with Disabilities
A variety of health services are available to U of T students:
Clinical Services (Medical Clinic):
Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street, Tel. (416) 978-8030
Psychiatric Services- Psychiatric Services:
Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street, Tel. (416) 978-8070
Athletic Injury Services (David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic):
Warren Stevens Building, Tel. (416) 978-4678
Birth Control Clinic:
2828 Bathurst St., Suite 501, Tel. (416) 789-4541
Faculty of Dentistry, U of T, 101 Elm Street, Tel. (416) 979-4927
Uninsured persons are responsible for the cost of medical care, which is extremely expensive. The Ontario Ministry of Health provides a free Ontario Health Service Insurance Plan (OHIP) to its residents. Out of province students, if they are not covered by their own provincial plan, should also register with OHIP as soon as possible. Application forms can be obtained from the International Student Centre, 33 St. George Street or U of T Health Service. Alternatively, you can have an application mailed to you by calling OHIP at 482-1111 and asking for "Central Inquiry". The Toronto OHIP office is located at 2195 Yonge Street at Eglinton. Major changes were made in 1994 -- you are advised to obtain up-to-date information to assure adequate coverage. Note: international students are not covered under OHIP.
In addition to OHIP, the U of T Graduate Student Union provides a medical insurance plan to all the graduate students who have registered with the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies. The plan includes an 80% reimbursement of prescription drugs, among other benefits. You may choose to enroll your dependants for an extra fee, or you may opt out of this plan. Contact the OISE Graduate Student Association (GSA) office if you need claim forms or more information (Room 8-105, 926-4724).
The office of the Family Care Advisor at the University of Toronto provides free, confidential information and referrals to all members of the University community regarding a broad range of family matters. Information on such issues as child care, looking after aging parents, advice on maternity or parental leave, and access to programs and agencies in the community can be found here. For further information, contact Kay Francis at 978-0951. Her office is located at the Koffler Student Services Centre, 214 College Street, Main Floor.
Kidspace Inc. Daycare is a non-profit organization which provides day-care for OISE students, staff and faculty. It serves a maximum of 24 children, from 2 ½ to 5 years of age, and is located on the ground floor at 252 Bloor St. West. Their telephone number is (416) 926-4702.
Special services for students with a disability are coordinated through OISE Student Services. Offices are located in Room 124, 371 Bloor St. West at (416) 978-8157 and Room 5-199, 252 Bloor St. West. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Advocacy and counselling are available through the office. Student Services will also arrange with faculty for the types of accommodations that students need in their classes and in their programs, such as organizing accessible classroom locations, arranging for note-takers and interpreters, and directing referrals for other needs.
If you have any special needs relating to library use, contact Pat Serafini at (416) 923-6641 ext. 4730.
The Registrar's Office -- Graduate Studies Unit also has TDD; the telephone number is (416) 926-4760.