Due to the continued impact of the pandemic and province-wide restrictions by the order and the direction of the provincial health officer, UBC has made the difficult decision to cancel the Vancouver Summer Program (VSP) for 2021.

Please visit our VSP COVID-19 information page to stay up-to-date on the program’s response.

Medical Insurance

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.

For more information on your VSP Medical insurance (iMED), visit: 


iMED Coverage Link

How to make an iMED Claim Link

iMED Claim Form Link

If you visit these locations with your iMED card, you will not have to pay up front for most treatment:

Campus locations:


Off campus locations:

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 (i.e. Canadian citizens) for iMED, will be enrolled into the Global Campus Health Plan. 

For more information visit: 

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 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.


Any questions about the insurances can be answered by David Cummings Insurance Services or through