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

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.

Tools for making your SHIP waiver decision

Below are tools for helping you make your decision.

Already know you want to waive for Spring 2018? See waiver requirements. Waiver application for Spring 2018 will be available December 1, 2017.

SHIP Waiver FAQs

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


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 available designed specifically for college students.

SHIP RX Promotion

November 14, 2017

$5 off co-pay for prescriptions filled at the Tang Center Pharmacy from January 1 - July 31, 2018

Pharmacy artwork

Helping you start the new year with more money in your pocket!

GENERIC RX: Regular $5, Spring Promo price= FREE*
Did you know most SHIP prescriptions are generic? 

Medical - Inpatient Hospital Services

Includes medical, mental health and maternity services.


Inpatient Service

Anthem Blue Cross Network Provider1

Non-network Provider2

Semi-Private Room

Pays 90% of network rates1

Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee (SHIAC) - Archive

The Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee (SHIAC) discusses the health of the SHIP, provides input on the cost of the premium and plan design changes, and advises on SHIP communications.