The waiver enrollment site for Spring 2018 is now CLOSED! The Fall 2018 quarter waiver enrollment site will open on April 15, 2018.

To check your current waiver status, click on the
"Gateway Portal, Insurance Waivers" link in the upper left column of this website.

NEW Gateway Feature: Students can now add their parent/guardian as an Authorized Representative to have access to certain areas of their account.

What You Need to Know about Your Health Insurance

Health Insurance is mandatory for all UCSB registered students and a condition of enrollment. The Gaucho Health Insurance Plan (GHI) is a comprehensive medical insurance program offered to UCSB students which includes vision and dental coverage, and access to most Student Health services with no additional charges. The premium for GHI is included in your total cost of attendance.  All registered students are automatically enrolled in GHI, but if you have comparable insurance and you do not want to keep GHI as dual coverage, you must submit a request to waive enrollment by the specified deadline.

Referrals are required for all appointments outside of SHS within 50 miles of UCSB.

In Person After Hours Urgent Care

Please make an appointment at Student Health whenever possible. If care is needed outside SHS regular hours, a list of Urgent Care Centers can be found by clicking the following link: Urgent Care Centers

24 Hour Telemedicine Care

GHI students can connect with a licensed medical doctor, dermatologist or therapist by mobile app, web, or phone using the Teladoc service; no referral is needed. The regular co-pays of $25 for medical visits and $15 for behavioral health visits will apply.

Therapist video appointments are available from 7am to 9pm, seven days a week, and can be scheduled with the same clinician for recurring appointments.

NEW Incoming Freshmen and Transfers

Depending on your financial need, you may be eligible to have your Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI) premium fully or partially covered by a GHI grant. Please note that your Financial Aid Award will change if you waive out of GHI. For more info,  click here.

SHS Insurance Advisors Contact Information

In person:
Student Health Service, Green Hallway, Room 1708-F


:(805) 893-2592

: (805) 893-5340