UC Student Health Insurance Plan

UC SHIP is a systemwide plan providing enhanced health benefits to all enrolled students. All registered students are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP, but if you
have comparable insurance and you do not want to keep UC SHIP as dual coverage, you must submit a request to waive enrollment by the specified deadline.

Coverage Dates and Waiver Periods
2017-2018 UC SHIP Details

Plan Highlights 2017-2018

  • Adult routine preventive immunizations: Tetanus diphtheria/Pertussis, Measles/Mumps/and Rubella, Meningococcal, Varicella, Influenza, Hepatitis A and B, Pneumococcal, Anthrax, BCG, DTaP, Hib, Hib and DTP, Japanese Encephalitis, MMRV, Rabies, Smallpox, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Zoster, Polio, and Human Papilloma Virus (subject to age limit) are covered at 100% at The Ashe Center.
  • Prescription Drugs:
    • Ashe Pharmacy: $5 generic, $25 brand-name, $40 non-formulary
    • UC Family and Catamaran Pharmacy: $10 generic, $40 brand-name, $60 non-formulary
    • Out-of-N​etwork
    • 100% coverage for prescription contraceptives at The Ashe Center and UC Family medical centers. Some conditions apply.
  • No annual or lifetime limits on medical and behavioral health benefits.
  • Coverage 365 days a year that goes with the student when travelling
  • Emergency room: pays 100% after $125 copay per visit (no Ashe Referral required) at an Anthem network provider and UC Family medical center
  • Urgent Care: pays 100% after $25 copay per visit (no Ashe referral required) at an Anthem network provider and UC Family medical center only when the Ashe Center is closed.
  • There are no caps on Essential Health Benefits (EHB) or pharmacy prescription drug benefits​

The Ashe Center serves as every UC SHIP student's medical home. Medical services must be initiated at Ashe and Ashe referrals are required for all non-emergent services outside of Ashe. Claims will not be considered without an Ashe Center referral. For details about the plan, visit www.ucop.edu/ucship.

Mental health/substance abuse services must be initiated at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and continued care will be referred to UCLA Behavioral Health Services.


Click here for an infograph about how to use your UC SHIP services.

For information on the new UC SHIP smart phone app, click here​.

2017-2018 UC SHIP Fees
Student Type
Per Quarter​ Per Semester​ Annual​
Undergraduate $725.69 N/A​ $2,177.09​
Graduate​ $1,272.09 $1,908.14 $3,816.28



Related Forms and Documents
What is UC Family?
A network of providers near UC Campuses that have lower out-of-pocket costs than other in-network providers

Click here to see the full list.

To confirm if the professional provider is a UC Family participant and an Anthem network provider call Anthem Blue Cross at 866-940-8306.