Insurance

Prescriptions

At University Health Services Pharmacy

Spring promo: Prescriptions filled at the UHS Pharmacy have a $0 co-pay for generic, $20 co-pay for brand name medications, and $35 co-pay for "non-formulary" items (30-day supply). Birth control is covered at 100%; some conditions apply.

Outside of University Health Services

Prescriptions filled outside of UHS have a $5 co-pay for generic, $25 co-pay for brand name medications, and $40 co-pay for "non-formulary" items (30-day supply).

Insurance After Graduation

Whether you are graduating or leaving the University for a period of time, it is important to think about your insurance options. Please review our Post-Graduation or Leave Insurance Tips for information on deadlines and resources to transition your health insurance.

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.

SHIP Referrals

Don't get stuck with the bill!

An authorized 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 authorized referral.

Glossary of Insurance Terms

Accidental injury Physical harm or disability which is the result of a specific unexpected incident caused by an outside force. Accidental injury does not include illness or infection, except infection of a cut or wound.
Ambulatory Surgical Center

Tools for making your SHIP waiver decision

Below are tools for helping you make your decision.

Already know you want to waive for Fall 2018? See waiver requirements. Waiver application for Fall 2018 will be available May 1, 2018.

Should I waive SHIP?

Welcome! Four Important Things to Know About Insurance at Berkeley

  1. All eligible UC Berkeley students are required to have medical insurance that meets the University's requirements.
  2. All students will be automatically enrolled in SHIP -- see the SHIP benefits

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 Benefits

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