SHIP Insurance

SHIP Fees and Enrollment

All registered UC Berkeley students, 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.

Voluntary SHIP plans are available for concurrent enrollment undergraduates, filing fee graduate students, and students who have a formal medical withdrawal status or are on approved pregnancy leave. Dependent plans are also available...

How to use SHIP

collapse all expand all When you need health care at University Health Services (Tang Center)

When you need medical care, call the appointment office at 510-642-2000 or visit the eTang portal to make an appointment. Visit the appointments page for more information...

SHIP FAQs

collapse all expand all 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:


1. University Health Services (UHS)

University Health Services is a complete outpatient health center for students, providing medical, mental health, and preventive care. Our clinicians serve as your primary care...

SHIP Waiver FAQs

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

All registered* students at the University of California are required to meet the university’s health insurance mandate as set by the UC Regents. Registered* UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students are automatically enrolled in the Berkeley...

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.

NOTE: This criterion applies to all plan types without exception, including Medi-Cal or Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE/military, HMOs (including Kaiser, Sharp, and others), Covered California, ministry sharing plans or other U.S. federal or state exchange plans, all employee-sponsored and individual plans...

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 help@berkeleysao.org....

SHIP Waiver Application 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.

Waiving SHIP

Summer Special Programs include:

1. Master of Financial Engineering - incoming March class only
2. Master of Laws (Executive Track LLM)
3. Incoming students in the following programs:
-Master of Public Affairs
-Master of Arts in Teaching (BTEP & PLI)
-Master of Real Estate Development + Design
-Master of Urban Design
-11-month Master of Public Health
-Master of Biotechnology
-Master of Computational Social Science

SHIP Waiver Instructions for Special Summer Programs

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.

STEP 1: Identify your Summer 2024 program and waiver period below.

Note: The link to the online waiver application will be made available during your program's waiver period found below under Step 4.

Program Waiver Period Incoming Master in Financial Engineering (MFE3) ...

Prescriptions

Wellfleet Rx Member Information Rx Bin Number 003858 Rx PCN A4 Rx Group Number WFLEET1 Member ID Number Your member ID is on your Wellfleet ID card. Follow the instructions on this Wellfleet flyer to obtain your member ID. Prescription Cost-Sharing (up to a 30-day supply) UHS Tang Pharmacy ...