Please note: As of August 1, 2018 - Pharmacy co-pays will be changing. Please check back for more updated information in the next few weeks.

At University Health Services Pharmacy

New for Fall 2018:

  • $0 for generics
  • $25 co-pay for formulary brand
  • $40 co-pay for non-formulary
  • $75 co-pay for specialty medications.
  • Birth control is covered at 100%; some conditions apply.

Outside of University Health Services

Prescriptions filled outside of UHS:

SHIP Benefits

berkeley ship logoBerkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is an outstanding health plan available designed specifically for college students.

SHIP Vision Benefits

2017-18 VSP Member Information
Plan Network Choice
Member ID Your VSP ID number is the nine numbers after the "XDP" on your Anthem Blue Cross ID card.

2017-18 Vision Benefits Summary 

Insurance for Dependents

Berkeley SHIP offers comprehensive medical, behavioral health, dental and vision insurance for you and your family!

Voluntary SHIP plans are now available for the dependents of students enrolled in SHIP.

Medi-Cal Recipients

If You Plan To Keep Medi-Cal and Waive SHIP

First make sure that your insurance provides coverage for non-emergency medical care within 50 miles of UC Berkeley. Avoid having your waiver denied and take the necessary steps now to make sure that you have the necessary coverage before you need to use it.

Waiving SHIP

Fall 2018 Waiver Information 

The Fall 2018 waiver period is May 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018. Waivers must be received by July 15, 2018 to avoid a late fee of $75. All waivers received between July 16, 2018 and July 31, 2018 will be subject to a late fee of $75.
The  2018-19 waiver criteria, waiver worksheet and other resources are provided below under Waiver Resources.

Click here for the Waiver Application

SHIP Waiver Tips from ASUC SAO

ASUC Student Advocate's Office

The ASUC Student Advocate's Office is a student-run office that provides free and confidential advice and representation to students who experience issues or conflicts with the university. If after contacting the SHIP office, you would like additional support regarding SHIP, completing waiver appeals, or billing, please contact them at (510) 642-6912 or

SHIP Waiver Instructions for Summer Special Programs

You are almost there! Help us help you! 

To save you time and frustration, please take a moment to review these helpful steps. Most errors encountered during the waiver process can be avoided by following these simple instructions. 

  1. This waiver application is only for students in a Summer Special Program who are waiving for the Summer 2018 session.
  2. Please find your program below for the Summer 2018 waiver period.  


International Summer Session Students

Welcome to Berkeley!

All international students attending a UC Berkeley Summer Session must have health insurance that includes medical benefits and medical evacuation and repatriation of remains coverage in compliance with their visa requirements. Please contact or visit the Berkeley International Office for assistance with requirements and other resources.