Contact us

Phone: (510) 642-5700 
Fax: (510) 642-9119

Send a secure message 
through the eTang patient portal


Student Health Insurance Office
Tang Center, UC Berkeley
2222 Bancroft Way, Rm. 3200
Berkeley CA 94720-4300


No building/in-person hours.

SHIP is responding to voicemails, emails, and secure messages. Please feel free to leave a message at (510) 642-5700, email at, or send a secure message through the eTang portal.

If you have a question regarding benefits or claims, please contact Wellfleet Insurance at (833) 302-9785.

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Berkeley SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) 

All registered1 students at the University of California are required to meet the university’s health insurance mandate. Registered1 UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students are automatically enrolled in the Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) as a way to meet this mandate.

Berkeley SHIP is a comprehensive major medical insurance plan, providing medical, counseling, prescription, vision and dental services. Learn about how to use SHIP here (including claims and billing). Remember, all students can use the Tang Center, whether you waive SHIP or not.

1Registered students refers to students registered in programs eligible for SHIP. See the SHIP Fees and Enrollment for more details on who is eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Access Your Plan Online

How to use ship handout

Access the SHIP Portal and see the Access My SHIP Online handout above for instructions.