University of California Student Health Insurance Program

A HEALTH PLAN THAT’S ALL ABOUT YOU

UC SHIP Logo coverage for the journey ahead academic year 2021-22

Built for students, with students actively involved in its design, UC SHIP provides high-quality, affordable and convenient coverage that protects students from unexpected health care costs.

UC SHIP offers medical, pharmacy, dental, vision, and mental health and substance use disorder benefits for UC undergraduate and graduate students and their eligible dependents.

Because all UC students are required to have medical insurance, UC automatically enrolls registered students at the Davis, Hastings College of the Law, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Diego and San Francisco campuses in UC SHIP each academic year.

TOP-10 PAGE HELPS YOU FIND INFORMATION QUICKLY

To quickly find the information you need, start with this roundup of 10 frequently accessed pages with important facts about your benefits.

HELP STEER THE SHIP

Learn how to get involved with UC SHIP.

YOUR HEALTH COMES FIRST—ALWAYS

Since its inception, UC SHIP’s guiding principle has been simple: Your health and health needs come first—always.

  • From sniffles to sprained ankles, the student health center (SHC) has you covered. Your campus SHC offers a range of services. Many campus SHCs also offer a full-service pharmacy.
  • 24/7 coverage anywhere. UC SHIP covers you across the state, country or globe. And provides up to 12 months of coverage. Plus, emergency and urgent care treatment.
  • It costs nothing to stay healthy. You get free routine physicals and free or low-cost immunizations.

GETTING CARE: EASY AS 1-2-3

  1. Go to your student health center (SHC).
    For routine care, start at the SHC on your campus. You will be cared for by a team of experts in young adult health.
  2. Get a referral.
    Need specialty care or surgery outside the SHC? For most campuses, you'll need a referral issued by your student health provider to see additional providers.
  3. Find the best care at the lowest cost.
    Once you receive a referral, you can use any doctor outside the SHC. You will pay less when you use UC medical centers, facilities, doctors and other professionals. To see what you'll pay depending on the provider you choose, review the medical plan chart for your campus.