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If you are a student from outside Canada, you may be eligible for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage. Students under 18 years of age must be added to the AHCIP account of a custodian. 

Students who have a 12-month study permit (valid for an Alberta educational institute) and who will reside in Alberta for 12 months or more are eligible for AHCIP coverage and should apply. 

Students with study permits valid for more than 3 months, but less than 12 months, may be eligible for AHCIP coverage if their application is accompanied by a letter from a student confirming their intent to reside in Alberta for at least 12 months. 

For more information on International Student Services at Ambrose University, please click here

Please note: Student VIP cannot comment or answer questions regarding AHCIP. You cannot opt-out of the Student VIP Health & Dental Benefits with AHCIP coverage.

Primary Health Care

All International Students, under the age of 65, their accompanying spouses and accompanying dependent children should apply for primary health care through AHCIP.

Hospital Visits

Doctor / Physician


Need more information about the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan?

Ambrose Health & Dental Benefits

All full-time International Students who begin their studies in the fall term are automatically enrolled and billed for the Ambrose Health & Dental Benefits.*

Prescription Drugs (Medication)

Dentist Visits

Eye Exams, Glasses, & Contact Lenses

Physiotherapy, Chiropractor & More

Accident Coverage

Travel Coverage


Please show your ASC Health & Dental Benefits Card at the Pharmacy or Dental Office.

Do you have questions about the ASC Health & Dental Benefits?


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