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Gaucho Access Plan (GAP)


Cost:

$480 per Academic Year
Billed quarterly to your BARC account at $160/quarter



Eligibility:

VOLUNTARY enrollment for registered students with approved waivers

REQUIRED for waived students with insurance plans exclusive to any county outside of Santa Barbara (see below)

NOT AVAILABLE for students:

  • on approved leave of absence
  • graduated
  • cancelled
  • withdrawn
  • non-students


There are two ways to enroll:

Through our Gateway portal,
or
Send us an email (please be sure to include your perm # AND that we have a valid waiver on file)




INCLUDES:

  • In-house primary care visits for illness or injury
  • Specialty visits in-house:
    • Dietitian
    • Gynecologist
    • Orthopedist
    • Psychiatrist
    • Annual preventive physical exam (excludes club sports, employment, and EAP travel)
  • In-house laboratory tests for illness or injury, for example:
    • Strep & mono tests, blood count, urinalysis, urine culture, pregnancy tests, influenza tests, vaginitis testing
  • In-house X-ray exams for illness or injury
  • 24-hour telephone medical advice for urgent conditions
  • Advice Nurse, Social Work, Alcohol & Drug Program Counselors

EXCLUDES:

  • ADHD Testing
  • Contraceptive implants or IUD insertions & removals
  • EAP medical clearances
  • Specialized pre-employment exams
  • Online sports physical clearances
  • Eye Care, Dental Care Center, & Physical Therapy
  • Laboratory tests sent off-campus (e.g., STI testing, Pap tests)
  • Medications, supplies, and immunizations
  • Medical equipment such as crutches, braces, splints, & casts
  • Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
  • Special or elective surgical procedures
  • LiveHealth Online

Off-campus care of any kind is excluded.

Services offered in GAP coverage are subject to change.


MANDATORY GAP FOR SOME WAIVERS

If a waived student’s health insurance plan has a provider network limited to a county outside of Santa Barbara (e.g., MediCal or other State plans which can only be used in their home county), they will automatically be enrolled in GAP and assessed the GAP charge on their BARC bill. GAP coverage ensures these students have access to local medical care while attending UCSB as mandated by the UC Regents. GAP is not an insurance policy nor does it intend to act as an insurance product. Whatever insurance plan that the student used to waive UC SHIP would remain the students primary/sole insurance.