Medical insurance is provided to participants in the Vancouver Summer Program by David Cummings Insurance.
International students are eligible for iMED. iMed covers emergency hospitalization and medical services at a doctor’s clinic for an unexpected sickness or injury. Non-emergency issues or routine check-ups are not covered. Please refer to the policy for details on what is covered and what is excluded. Review the coverage and claims instructions carefully. Students must always carry their iMED cards with them on and off campus.
For more information on your VSP Medical insurance (iMED), visit:
If you visit these locations with your iMED card, you will not have to pay up front for most treatment:
- University Village Medical and Dental Clinic (Map)
#228-2155 Allison Road (in the UBC Village above Staples)
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday: Closed
- UBC Student Health Service
Main Floor Room M334 of the UBC Hospital
2211 Wesbrook Mall
Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Saturday and Sunday
- Vancouver General Hospital (Map)
899 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Hours: Open 24 hours
Before treatment, your health care provider will ask for your iMED Health Insurance Card. All other medical services providers will require payment upfront. If your medical services provider requires payment upfront, ensure that you ask for a detailed receipt and submit your iMED claim as soon as possible.
Note: Calling 911 and requesting an emergency ambulance transfer will cost $530 CAD.
Global Campus Health Plan
Students who are not eligible for iMED (i.e. Canadian citizens), will be enrolled into the Global Campus Health Plan.
For more information visit: http://www.david-cummings.com/ubccampus/coverage/index.htm
Health and Medical Insurance Extension Requirements
Students arriving earlier or staying later than the program dates are responsible for and must purchase additional medical coverage for the days beyond the program dates.
Students can arrange extra coverage days with David Cummings Insurance directly by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost for students is $2.20 CAD* per person per day. You can make payment by credit card or in person at their offices in Vancouver (not on campus) after arrival.
*Insurance rates are current as of writing and are subject to change
Group iMed Health Insurance Plan Number: 11841-000. Keep your insurance card with you at all times.