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How does UC SHIP cover emergency room or urgent care visits?

For emergency room or urgent care visits, no referral is needed. You can go to any Anthem network emergency room or urgent care facility which is subject to a copayment.

Your copayment responsibility is:

  • $125 per ER visit; 100% paid after by UC SHIP; deductible waived
  • $25 per urgent care visit; 100% paid after by UC SHIP; deductible waived
  • Please note that your responsibility may be higher if you go to a non-network hospital or urgent care center or out-of-network.

If you are traveling abroad or will be out of the UCLA area, please go to Anthem’s BlueCard program website (www.bluecardworldwide.com) to find any emergency room or urgent care facility nearby. Enrollment in the BlueCard program is included in UC SHIP.