Health Insurance is a mandatory for all UCLA registered students. All students are automatically enrolled in UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) and may waive enrollment if they already have health insurance.

UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP)

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


Academic HealthPlans (AHP)

The new plan administrator for UCSHIP that processes all non-registered/voluntary and dependent enrollment requests beginning winter quarter/spring semester. 

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The waiver application for the Winter Quarter/Spring Semester is now open!  The waiver website will be available beginning November 25th 2019 – January 17th 2020.  For instructions on how to access the waiver as well as recent changes/updates to the waiver application, please visit Waiving UCSHIP for more details.

The Ashe Center serves as every UC SHIP student's medical home. Medical services must be initiated at The Ashe Center and Ashe referrals are required for all non-emergent services outside of Ashe. Claims will not be considered nor paid by Anthem Blue Cross without a valid Ashe Center referral.

Info IconBefore seeking medical or mental health treatment anywhere outside of the Ashe Center or CAPS (e.g. out of state/out of country) you must receive a referral.
Info IconMental health/substance abuse services must be initiated at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and continued care may be referred to UCLA Behavioral Health Services or other appropriate resources.

Watch these quick videos to find out how the plan works and why UC SHIP may be the best plan for you:

UC SHIP Benefits

Mental Health Plan

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Voluntary UC SHIP & Dependent Care

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