Health & Dental Plan

The CUSA Health & Dental plan provides students with the extended health and dental coverage they need beyond provincial health care and other basic health-care programs. It is administered by Studentcare, the leading provider of student health and dental plans in Canada. The Plan is a collective approach to healthcare, which allows individual fees to be much lower than the cost of private health coverage.

All Carleton undergraduate students who are taking at least 4 courses in the Fall Term and who are members of CUSA are automatically covered by the CUSA Health & Dental Plan. Exceptions exist. Please check your student account to confirm if you have been charged the Plan fees.

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Empower Me – Mental Health Resources
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All undergraduate students have access to Empower Me—a mental health and wellness service that seeks to contribute to a resilient student community by supporting existing on-campus and Studentcare mental health resources.

Empower Me allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants, and life coaches for a variety of issues. As a Carleton University undergraduate student, you are entitled to sessions delivered in person, by telephone, by video-counselling, or by e-counselling.

Empower Me is:

  • Available 24/7, 365 days per year
  • Confidential
  • Multilingual
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Gender inclusive
  • Faith inclusive

Using Empower Me

You can always contact an Empower Me professional—no issue is too big or too small. Though Empower Me counsellors are qualified to support students in crisis, you don’t need to be in crisis in order to take advantage of the service.

You can get support for issues of any kind, including relationships, family care, depression, anxiety, addictions, stress, work conflicts, and much more. Empower Me also offers a full suite of academic life services, such as life coaching, financial planning, and nutritional counselling.

Connect with Empower Me

  • Call the 24/7 helpline at 1 844 741-6389 (toll-free) from anywhere in North America to be directly connected to a trained counsellor—the person answering the phone is not an operator, administrator, or receptionist.
  • Log in to the Empower Me website and use “Studentcare” as the password.
  • Download additional Empower Me student assistance tools on the iAspiria mobile app. Enter “Studentcare” as the Login ID and select “Student” in the drop-down menu.

More Questions? Check out the FAQ here.