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.

International Summer Session Students

Welcome to Berkeley!

All international students attending a UC Berkeley Summer Session must have health insurance that includes medical benefits and medical evacuation and repatriation of remains coverage in compliance with their visa requirements. Please contact or visit the Berkeley International Office for assistance with requirements and other resources. 

Special Summer Programs

Berkeley SHIP information for Special Summer Programs 2018

The information on this page is only for the following programs: Professional Track LLM, LLM Hybrid Option (summer starts only) and incoming students in the following programs: Master of Public Affairs, Masters of Arts in Teaching, Master of Real Estate Development & Design, and Master of Financial Engineering (incoming March class only).

Medical - Outpatient

1A referral by a UHS Clinician is required BEFORE seeking services outside of UHS or your claims will be denied.

2Subject to the $300 deductible. 

3If the student's plan terminates before the 31 days from date of birth, the newborn's coverage ends on the same termination date as that of the student.

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

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 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 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.