UC SHIP IS ABOUT YOU
Built for students, with student involvement, UC SHIP provides accessible and affordable coverage that protects you from unexpected health care costs.
UC SHIP offers medical, pharmacy, dental and vision care benefits, and mental health and substance use disorder services for our undergraduate and graduate students.
UC students at Davis, Hastings College of the Law, Irvine (graduate students), Riverside, Los Angeles, Merced, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Cruz campuses are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP for the 2016–17 academic year.
UC SHIP IS VALUABLE AND EASY TO USE
- Get the care you need on campus, from experts in student health. Student Health Services is your medical “home away from home.”
- Build a relationship that lasts through your school years with your primary care clinician at Student Health Services.
- Keep your coverage through the summer and term breaks.
- Wherever you go, you’ll find care close at hand with coverage throughout the United States and worldwide.
Go to your student health center.
3 STEPS TO A HEALTHY YOU
Every campus has one. It’s convenient to get free healthy checkups and immunizations, primary care if you’re sick or mental health care.
Get a referral.
Need specialty care or surgery outside of Student Health Services? For most campuses, you'll need a referral issued by your student health clinician, who will okay this additional care. Referrals are not required for UC Merced SHIP members. For other campuses, a referral is not required for emergency room care, if Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) determines it was an emergency situation, or at an Urgent Care Clinic, or for pediatricians, obestrtrians for pre-natal or maternity care, or gynecologists if one is not provided at Student Health Services or if you're away from campus.
Find the best care at the lowest cost.
Once you receive a referral, you can use any doctor outside Student Health Services. You will pay your lowest fees by staying in the UC Family of medical centers, affiliated facilities and professional providers. Check out all of your in-network and out-of-network options before you decide.