Insurance

SHIP Fees and Enrollment

All eligible registered undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley, including registered international students are automatically enrolled in the Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), and charged a health insurance fee on their CalCentral account.

SHIP Referrals

Don't get stuck with the bill!

An approved insurance referral is required prior to seeking medical services outside of Tang or your claims will be denied. Dental, vision, services provided in a hospital emergency room or urgent care clinic, prescriptions filled outside of UHS, international services, and some limited preventative and women's health visits do not require an approved referral.

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 2020 session.
  2. Please find your program below for the Summer 2020 waiver period.  

SHIP FAQs

SHIP -- What is it and why is it provided by the University?

To understand how SHIP works, it is important to understand that your health plan at UC Berkeley consists of two parts:

SHIP Benefits

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

SHIP Waiver Instructions

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. 

Waiving SHIP

Spring 2020 Waiver Information

The Spring Waiver period is now closed.

The Spring 2020 waiver period is December 2, 2019 to January 1, 2020. The late waiver period is January 2, 2020 to January 15, 2020.  All waivers received between January 2, 2020 and January 15, 2020 will be subject to a late fee of $75. No waivers will be accepted after January 15, 2020.

The  Spring 2020 waiver criteria, waiver worksheet and other resources are provided below under Waiver Resources.

Wellfleet Request for Information Alert for SHIP members

November 7, 2019

Wellfleet Request for Information Alert for SHIP members

In early August, SHIP members may receive a request via email for additional information (e.g. social security or tax ID number) from Wellfleet Student, your SHIP insurance provider. This is a legitimate request.