Health & Counselling Services

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Graduate fees include The University of Toronto Graduate Student Union's (UTGSU) benefit plan.The UTGSU Supplementary Health and Dental Plan provides students with unique health benefits. The Plan was designed to provide many important services and cover expenses such as prescription drugs, health practitioners, medical equipment, travel health coverage, which are not covered by a basic health-care plan (i.e. OHIP) or the equivalent (such as UHIP for international students). More information about the UTGSU benefit coverage, including coverage period, family coverage and claim forms are available on the health and dental section of the UTGSU website.


International students have to purchase a mandatory medical insurance,  the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). International students are automatically enrolled in UHIP each year when they enroll in courses on ACORN. Consult the International Student Centre at UTSC to learn about your UHIP coverage, including about how to submit a claim form . International students are also automatically enrolled in the UTGSU supplementary Health and Dental Plan.

The Health and Wellness Centre

The UTSC Health and Wellness Center, located on the second floor of the Student Centre (SL-270) and provides a variety of health services including:

  • appointments with a doctor or a nurse
  • first aid
  • prescriptions
  • vaccinations
  • counselling services.

Any student with a valid health card and student card may use these services.

The Student Life department at St. George Campus also offers a variety of Health and Well-Being Workshops.

Dental Services

  • At UTSC campus, Dental Services are available on the main floor of the Student Centre (SL-108)

More information: write to or call 416-284-4899.

Mental Health & Counselling Services

Over the course of a student’s graduate work, challenges may arise that can interfere with academic progress. The University has a wide array of services to support grad students.

The University recently launched a new student mental health website to help students find mental health supports across the tri-campus. The website features a robust search and filter function that allows students to match their needs with the many types of supports available across the University and its community partners.

Looking for mental health services, resources, or academic supports? Visit the Wellness Portal on the SGS website.
  • The UTSC Health & Wellness Centre offers a safe and confidential place to discuss problems and provides multiple services including personal one-on-one counselling and group therapy. Staff are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for assistance and personal counsellors are available by appointment.

Location: University of Toronto Scarborough - Student Centre, SL-270

Phone: 416-287-7065, Email:

Please note that all emails are addressed during hours of operation.

If your concern is urgent regarding your health, please call 911 or UTSC Community Police at 416-978-2222.
  • At St George Campus, the School of Graduate Studies offers Graduate Wellness Workshops as well as individual appointments from Monday to Friday with Graduate Wellness Counsellors.

You can book an appointment with the Graduate Student Counselling Services through the main office of the Health and Wellness Centre at St George Campus (214 College Street, Koffler Student Services Centre, Phone: 416-978-8070)

Location for counselling is at the SGS Office: Graduate Student - Health & Wellness- 65 St. George Street, Room 101

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  • The Centre for Graduate Mentorship & Supervision (CGMS) provides the graduate community with graduate mentorship and supervision support through a person-centred, solution-oriented approach. Their mandate is to support graduate students by skill development, conflict resolution and continued learning through a variety of resources. More information can be found on the Centre for Graduate Mentorship & Supervision website.
  • More Feet on the Ground provides tools for students who need support with mental health issues on campus.

Accessibility Services for Graduate Students