UC SHIP specializes in you and your health.
The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP ) is a comprehensive major medical insurance plan, providing medical, counseling, prescription, vision and dental services. The year-round plan, which uses the Anthem Blue Cross PPO Network, is tailored to meet the health and wellness needs of graduate students.
UC SHIP was developed to protect you from unexpected health care costs that could create a financial barrier to your graduation. The University of California makes no profit from UC SHIP—it’s financed by students, for students—and every year we do our best to improve the plan. A healthy lifestyle is far easier for you when your Student Health Services (SHS) is right on campus and outstanding health care is affordable.
As a UC Hastings student, you are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP, and billed for the premium. And as a member of the UC Family , you can receive specialty care at low student rates at UC’s five nationally ranked medical centers. UC SHIP features year-round, world-wide coverage using the Anthem PPO network, Anthem Blue View Vision plan, and Delta Dental PPO plan. We’re proud that we can provide you with this exceptionally valuable benefit so that you’ll have fewer personal and financial worries if you ever become ill or get injured. If you already have health insurance that will continue through 2016-2017, and you wish to waive enrollment in UC SHIP, you may apply for the waiver online . The Spring 2017 waiver period opens on December 4, 2016 and will close January 25, 2017.
UC SHIP PROVIDER SEARCH
How to find an Anthem Blue Cross PPO provider
Remember, except for dental and vision care, UC SHIP requires a referral for all care outside of SHS. If you do not obtain a SHS referral, your visit will not be covered by insurance.
In order to find an Anthem Blue Cross PPO provider within California please select the following prompts on the network website:
In order to find a network provider within the US (but outside California) select the PPO button under guest, and go to the next page.
UC SHIP has gone paperless this year.
Your ID card is your proof of coverage when you visit a doctor, hospital or any other health care provider. Get your Anthem ID card by downloading the StudentHealth app and travel everywhere with your Anthem ID. If you would like a hard copy of your ID card, call Anthem at (866) 940-8306.
Download the DeltaDental app (Apple) (Android) or StudentHealth app (Apple) (Android) so you can have access to your Delta Dental ID information wherever you go. If you’d prefer to use a Delta Dental ID card, log into the Delta Dental website and print a new card or contact Delta Dental Customer Service at (800) 765-6003.
The University of California has arranged for employees and students travelling on official university business to be covered for a wide variety of accidents and incidents while away from the campus or primary workplace. Go here for more information and to enroll. You do not need to have UC SHIP to be eligible for this coverage. Students must enroll before travelling.
UC SHIP Dates of Coverage 2016-2017
Fall 2016 Start Dates
Fall 2016 End Date
Spring/ Summer 2017 Start Dates
Spring/ Summer 2017 End Date