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. 

UHS Statement on Potential Affordable Care Act (ACA) Repeal

May 4, 2017
At University Health Services (UHS), we believe that affordable healthcare is a right for all. We are strong supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many in our community are worried about the proposed repeal of ACA and how that may impact them and their families. We wanted to explain how these changes may or may not affect insurance at UC Berkeley.

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.

Reciprocal Healthcare for Visiting UC Students

UC Berkeley supports the Statement of Reciprocal Services for University of California Student Health Centers:

The Student Health Center (SHC) at each University of California campus gladly offers reciprocal access to its student health services to currently registered students from all other UC campuses under the same conditions that apply to its own students who are not enrolled in its campus Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). 

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

Information for Visiting Scholars + Postdocs

Welcome to Berkeley, Visiting Scholars, Postdocs and families!

For more information about the Visiting Scholars and Postdocs Affairs Program (VSPA), visit the VSPA website, contact VSPA at (510) 643-9681 or email


At University Health Services Pharmacy

Prescriptions filled at the UHS Pharmacy 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). 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).