Insurance

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.

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.

SHIP Waiver Requirements

I. All plans must provide unrestricted access to an in-network primary care provider, in-network hospital and full non-emergency medical and behavioral health care within 50 miles of campus or the student’s place of residence while attending school.

SHIP Waiver FAQs

Why did I get charged for a "health insurance fee" on my CalCentral statement? I didn't ask for health insurance.