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UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center

UC SHIP has a lot to offer you. Take a look at the UC SHIP Student Brochure, Summary of Benefits and Coverage, and Fees and Eligibility.

Using Your Benefits

The Ashe Center serves as every UC SHIP student's Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Students enrolled in UC SHIP must receive primary care services at The Ashe Center and need to obtain an Ashe Referral before receiving specialty services.
  • Emergency Services do not require an Ashe Referral.
  • Claims will not be considered nor paid without a valid Ashe Center referral.

UC SHIP Medical Benefits are administered through Anthem Blue Cross. UC SHIP Prescription Benefits are administered through Optum Rx.

Click here for an infographic about how to use UC SHIP Medical Benefits.

Prescription Benefits On Campus

When students need to fill a prescription, we recommend going to the Bruin Health Pharmacy located in Ackerman Union (A-Level). They offer a full range of prescription and over-the-counter medications. The Bruin Health Pharmacy will always be their most affordable option for medications.

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UC SHIP Anthem Blue Cross Benefits Summary 2021-22

Note: This is a high level summary of copays ($) and coinsurances (%). For more detailed information about this medical plan, reference the Summary of Coverage and Benefits and/or Benefit Booklet. To get a copy of the complete terms of coverage, visit or call 1-866-940-8306.

*Non-emergent medical services must be initiated at The Ashe Center. Valid Ashe Referral required.

**Mental and Behavioral Health services must be initiated at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Valid CAPS referral required. Contact CAPS at 310-825-0768 or at

***Out-of-Network reimbursement is subject to usual and customary rates. Valid Ashe referral required for all non-emergent medical services.

† UC Family includes Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, UCI, UCSD, UCSF, and UCD.

Deductible & Out-of-Pocket Maximum 

The Ashe Center UC Family *† In-Network* Out-of-Network**
Deductible $0 $0 $300 $500
Out-of-Pocket Maximum $2,000 $2,000 $3,000 $6,000

Office Visits

The Ashe Center UC Family *† In-Network* Out-of-Network**
Primary Care $0 Not Covered Not Covered Not Covered
Specialist $0 $15 $40 40%
Acupuncture $15 $15 $40 40%
Chiropractor Not Available Not Available $40 40%
Physical/Occupational Therapy $15 $15 $40 40%
Mental Health $0** $0** $0** 40%**

Lab & Imaging Services

The Ashe Center UC Family *† In-Network* Out-of-Network**
Lab & X-Ray
  • Lab: 10%
  • X-Ray: $5/per
10% 20% 40%
CT, MRI, PET Scans Not Available 10% 20% 40%

Emergency Services

The Ashe Center UC Family *† In-Network* Out-of-Network**
Urgent Care $0 $25 $25 40%
Emergency Room Not Available $125 $125 $125
Hospitalization Not Available 10% $250 + 20% $500 + 40% + 25% penalty
Ambulance (Ground) Not Available 20% 20% 20%

UC SHIP Optum Rx Benefits Summary 2021-22

Note: This is only a summary. For more information about this prescription drug plan, reference the Summary of Benefits and Coverage and/or Plan Booklet.

Bruin Health Pharmacy UC Family *† In-Network* Out-of-Network**
Generic $5 $10 $10 $10
Preferred Brand Name $25 $40 $40 $40
Non-Preferred Brand Name $40 $60 $60 $60

Note: Covers up to a 30-day supply of medications and up to 180-days for oral contraceptives. Some oral contraceptives are available at no cost.