COMING SOON to UCSB Student Health!!

UCSB Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI/Aetna) will begin its transition to UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP/Anthem) as of June 25, 2018.

Stay tuned for UC SHIP updates!

Need an ID card?

After the first day of the quarter you may print your insurance ID card (for medical, dental and vision coverage). This is available on the Aetna Website. For instructions, click here.

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What You Need to Know about Your Health Insurance

Health Insurance is mandatory for all UCSB registered students and a condition of enrollment. The UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) 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 UC SHIP is included in your total cost of attendance.  All registered students are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP, but if you have comparable insurance and you do not want to keep UC SHIP as dual coverage, you must submit a request to waive enrollment by the specified deadline.

*NOTE* - UC SHIP/Anthem will be secondary if you have other medical insurance coverage (except Tricare and Medi-Cal).

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

UC SHIP students can connect with a licensed medical doctor, dermatologist or therapist by mobile app, web, or phone using the LiveHealth Online 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 Gateway Feature: Students can now add their parent/guardian as an Authorized Representative to have access to certain areas of their account.

NEW Incoming Freshmen and Transfers

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

SHS Insurance Office

Phone: 805.893.2592
Fax: 805.893.5340
SHS Insurance

Hours of Operation
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:00a - 4:30p Wed 9:00a - 4:30p

Location: Student Health Service Green Hallway, RM 1708-F

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