In 2011, the UC Regents made health insurance a mandatory non-academic condition for enrollment. To ensure that all students have adequate health care coverage, including ongoing primary and specialty care, and to satisfy the mandatory health insurance requirement, UCSD automatically enrolls all registered students into UC SHIP.
UC SHIP is a student-focused benefits package for UCSD graduate and undergraduate students, including strong medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental, and vision care benefits. UC SHIP is compliant with the Affordable Care Act requirements and works to complement your care at the Student Health Services right on campus. Enrollment is automatic for registered students; waiver application is also available. Click to learn more about UC SHIP! (brochure)
Click here to view the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and UC SHIP TIP SHEET
Click here to read the letter from the UC Office of the President.
UC SHIP is a comprehensive health plan that provides a full range of medical services, including in/out patient services, specialty care, emergency care, hospitalization and mental health care, as well as pharmacy and dental coverage.
Each quarter that you enroll in classes at UCSD, your student billing account is automatically charged the fee for UC SHIP, and this appears on your e-bill statement as a separate charge. If you are already covered by another insurance plan and wish to opt out of UC SHIP and have the UC SHIP fee waived, you must apply for a Health Fee Waiver through TritonLink. A new waiver must be submitted for each academic year.
Click How to Waive UC SHIP for more information about the Health Fee Waiver process, including waiver deadlines & waiver criteria.
Undergraduate students: $484.00 per quarterThe fee is charged to your student billing account along with other mandatory registration fees each quarter (Fall, Winter and Spring). Coverage for Summer is included in the cost for Spring quarter. Students enrolled in UC SHIP for Spring quarter have continued coverage for the Summer.
Graduate and Professional students: $957.00 per quarter
Fall (ITTP students): 8/12/2013 - 1/1/2014
Fall (Early Start Medical students): 8/26/2013 - 1/1/2014
Fall (Early Start Athletes): effective date varies (check with SHS Insurance office), coverage ends 1/1/2014
Fall (Early Start Graduate students): effective date varies (check with SHS Insurance office), coverage ends 1/1/2014
Fall (all other Undergraduate, Graduate & Professional students): 9/23/2013 - 1/1/2014
Winter (all students): 1/2/2014 - 3/26/2014
Spring (all students): 3/27/2014 - 9/28/2014
Be sure to check the menu items on the left for specific information about each plan.