SHIP Benefits

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

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 Waiver FAQs

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

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. 

 The Fall 2018 waiver period is now closed

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.

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.


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: