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

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


Currently the SHIP office is closed to walk-ins (phone hours: 8am-4:45pm)

Check here for break hours and special closures.

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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.