University of Winnipeg Students' Association

My Plan Details

Here’s what you need to know about your GSC student health and dental plan…

Opt-Out Info

Have alternate equivalent coverage and want to opt-out of your student health and dental plan? Requests can be made for a limited time only. Certain restrictions may apply. Click the link below for more information.

Click here to opt-out.

Opt-In Info

Want to add a spouse or dependent child(ren) to your student health and dental plan? Contact your student association or click the link below.

Click here for opt-in info.

In-Active Period

You may be in a in-active period each year while GSC collects and updates your enrolment information. Don’t worry. You can still submit paper claims for health or dental services. We will process your claims on file once your information is updated.

Once the enrolment is complete and the in-active period ends, you can sign up for GSC everywhere. Through GSC everywhere, you can:

  • Submit claims electronically
  • Sign up for direct deposit (to get paid faster!)
  • Read your full benefits booklet
  • Search for a provider near you
  • Connect to the Change4Life® health portal
  • Search drugs by DIN to see if coverage eligibility
  • And much more!

You can even submit claims right from your mobile device. Just download the GSC everywhere app. Could it get any easier?

You’ll need your GSC ID number to sign up for GSC everywhere online and in the app after the in-active period. Remember, your GSC ID number is your three-letter code school code, your student number and “-00” (example: UWS111222333-00).

Here’s a Look at Some of What Your Plan Covers

Your student health and dental plan ensures you can take care of your health and wellbeing during your post-secondary studies by offering a wide range of benefits. Take a look the Schedule of Benefits for the details.

Schedule of Benefits – effective September 1, 2023


Overall Maximum

  • $7,500 per benefit year (excluding Prescription Drugs and Gender Affirmation).

Prescription Drugs

  • Prescription drugs eligible for purchase through PocketPills Pharmacy (e.g. Vaccines are not available for purchase through PocketPills): 10% co-pay until $2,500 in paid claims has been accumulated per benefit year, 0% co-pay thereafter.
  • Prescription drugs purchased at any other pharmacy: 20% co-pay until $2,500 in paid claims has been accumulated per benefit year, 0% co-pay thereafter.
  • Maximum $3,000 per benefit year, including HPV Vaccines.


  • Public general hospital, semi-private room: Reasonable and customary charges.

Medical Items and Services

  • No co-pay.
  • Gender affirmation (diagnosis of gender dysphoria from a physician (M.D.) or nurse practitioner is required):  Reasonable and customary charges, limited to $10,000 lifetime.
  • Footwear:
  • Custom made boots or shoes: Reasonable and customary charges.
  • Custom made foot orthotics: Reasonable and customary charges.
  • Bra (mastectomy): Reasonable and customary charges.
  • Compression Stockings: Reasonable and customary charges.

Emergency Transportation

  • No co-pay.
  • Reasonable and customary charges.

Professional Services

  • No co-pay.
  • $300 per benefit year per practitioner.
  • Acupuncturist, Chiropractor, Podiatrist, Registered Massage Therapist (Rx required), Naturopath, Homeopath, Physiotherapist, Athletic Therapist, Speech Therapist.
  • Psychologist or MindBeacon Therapist Guided Program or Social Worker/Counsellor or Master of Social Work: $800 per benefit year combined maximum, including $300 per benefit year for BEACON program.
  • Holistic Nutritional Consultant: included in the overall combined maximum of $800 per benefit year for Psychologist, MindBeacon Therapist Guided Program,  Social Worker/Counsellor and  Master of Social Work.

Accidental Dental

  • Reasonable and customary charges.


  • Prescription eye glasses or contact lenses: 30% co-pay. Maximum $200 every 24 consecutive months (every 12 months for dependent children 17 years of age and under).
  • Optometric eye exams: Once every 2 years.


Maximum Number of Days per Trip

  • 60 days.


  • $5,000,000 per covered person per benefit year.


Fee Guide

  • The current Provincial Dental Association Fee Guide for General Practitioners in the province where services are rendered.


  • $500 per covered person per benefit year ($250 per benefit year for covered persons enrolled March 1 or after).
  • Basic Services and Comprehensive Basic Services: 30% co-pay.


  • $7,500.

As a GSC plan member you have access to these programs/services.


  • You and your eligible dependents have access to virtual care through Maple – connecting you with a Canadian-licensed physician within minutes. Maple provides instant access to physicians from your phone, tablet, or computer, available to you through your benefits plan with no out-of-pocket cost. Access Maple at

Student Assistance Program

  • Your Student Assistance Program (SAP) through Inkblot Technologies provides you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life concern. Your SAP coverage provides you and your eligible dependents with up to 5 hours of individual counselling and up to 5 hours of couples counselling. You also have access to advisory services including legal, financial, career, health and life transitions.
    Inkblot Technologies provides an easy online intake and digital user experience by using their proprietary matching technology to ensure you find the right counsellor based on your clinical needs. To ensure the fit is just right, your first 15 minutes of counselling do not apply to your 5 covered hours.  Visit to get started.

The MindBeacon Therapist Guided Program™

  • As a GSC plan member, you have access to guided digital therapy through MindBeacon.  Offered to you and your dependents (age 16 and over), at no out-of-pocket cost to you, the MindBeacon Therapist Guided Program is an effective, easy-to-access way to receive personalized therapy guided by a mental health professional. It’s a fully digital program, so with no face-to-face appointments to schedule and get to, your therapy happens anywhere and anytime that’s comfortable for you. If the MindBeacon Therapist Guided Program is a good fit for you, you can access the program anytime via the web or app using your computer or mobile device.  Refer to the Summary of Benefits in your Benefit Plan Booklet for information about any co-pays, deductibles, and maximums that may apply to this program.
    Access the MindBeacon Therapist Guided Program at


  • You and your eligible dependents have access to PocketPills – Canada’s leading digital pharmacy. With PocketPills as your pharmacy, you will enjoy free delivery of your pre-sorted prescription medications and vitamins. Easy-to-open PocketPacks help you remember to take the right medication at the right time. PocketPacks are convenient to bring with you wherever you go. Refer to the Summary of Benefits in your Benefit Plan Booklet for information about any co-pays, deductibles, and maximums that may apply to this program.
    For details and to register visit,

Tranquility by Inkblot

  • Tranquility by Inkblot is a digital platform that uses internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) to help plan members and their eligible dependents (age 15+) with mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression take control of their mental health. It includes interactive learning modules, tools, and optional coaching to help develop positive coping strategies and reduce life-disrupting symptoms.
    The program is an effective and easy-to-use anxiety and depression management tool, available to GSC plan members and their eligible dependents (age 15+) at a discounted rate and can be accessed on most phones, tablets, and computers.  Access Tranquility by Inkblot at Choose from a self-guided program ($75 plus applicable taxes) or a coach-assisted program ($325 plus applicable taxes)*. The programs are reimbursed subject to existing limitations (co-pays, deductibles, and/or maximums) found in the mental health Paramedical Practitioners section of the Summary of Benefits in your Benefit Plan Booklet.

*Tranquility by Inkblot is currently available for GSC plan members residing in Canada.

For a full description of all products and services, please log in to GSC everywhere for a copy of your booklet.

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