Your decision to keep or waive UC SHIP is a personal choice. While many students have other health insurance, many still opt to keep both their personal health insurance and UC SHIP. The primary reason students opt to keep UC SHIP is convenience. The Ashe Center is a comprehensive medical facility that is located centrally on campus, which is convenient for students who do not have a car. Most of our appointments are available on a same-day basis, which fits well into students’ busy schedules.
When you have UC SHIP, there is no charge for visits, core lab tests or x-rays at The Ashe Center. And any fees that are incurred at The Ashe Center are billed to your BruinBill account. There is no need to pay for services upfront.