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Student Health Services

All registered students may use University Health Services (UHS) just as they would their doctor’s office and urgent care center. Registration fees support some of the care provided at UHS. Moderate fees are charged for certain services.

As a condition of enrollment, all students are required to have major medical health insurance to cover hospitalization and other care outside UHS. Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), which is administered by UHS. SHIP coverage is year-round and worldwide and includes coverage for comprehensive medical, vision, dental, and counseling services. Registration for fall semester includes coverage from August 14 to January 14. Spring semester registration provides coverage from January 15 to August 14.

New students arriving in the summer for research or other purpose before the start of the fall term are not covered by SHIP. Individual insurance plans are available through the Student Health Insurance Office.

Students may waive enrollment in SHIP if they have comparable major medical insurance. Waiver forms are available from the Student Health Insurance Office, (510) 642-5700 or online. Deadlines for submission of waiver forms must be met in order to receive credit for the health insurance fee.

Graduate Student Instructors and Graduate Student Researchers with an appointment of at least 25 percent time, who are registered as full-time students and have not waived SHIP coverage, may be eligible for remission of the SHIP premium.

Student Health Insurance Office staff offer insurance brokering services when students need health coverage for their dependents. The staff is knowledgeable about a variety of private and community-based health plans and will assist students in reviewing options that best meet their family needs.

Note that all registered students can use the services at UHS whether or not they have SHIP.

For more information about services provided by UHS, please call (510) 642-2000, or visit the UHS website. For further information about health insurance, call (510) 642-5700.


Last Updated: August 26, 2008 3:04 PM