From chiropractor appointments to yearly dental exams, counselling sessions and emergency travel assistance - we’ve got you covered! The USC offers eligible, full-time undergraduate students health and dental insurance, and mental health resources through our PurpleCare plan.

Unsure of how to sign up for PurpleCare? Great news - if eligible, you’re automatically assessed the premiums when you accept your offer to Western or registered for the fall semester! Coverage begins September 1 through August 31 the following year.

If you are already covered under an equivalent health plan, you can opt-out of the PurpleCare plan by visiting and following the instructions under “Enrollment Options”. The opt-out form opens online July 1st. The deadline to submit an opt-out application is September 23, 2023 at 11:30 p.m. ET for 2023/24. Extensions and late opt out are not available.

  • Please note that there is a separate opt-out form for the Extended Health and Dental coverage and My Virtual Doctor. 

More info Health & Dental Plan FAQ

If participating in an experiential learning trip, please be advised that the health coverage does include travel insurance and you may wish to remain enrolled.

If you have any questions, please contact the USC Benefits Plan Office:


Phone: 1-877-746-5566 ext. 7249