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Welcome to UC Santa Barbara Student Health Insurance!

Our Insurance Advocates are happy to assist you with all your insurance needs. All registered UCSB students have access to in-clinic services provided by Student Health Services (except those who are defined as 'Student Employees' by the Registrar's Office). However, only enrollees in the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) have coverage to medical, mental health, dental, vision, prescription and travel insurance benefits provided by the plan.

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 (opt-out) by the specified deadline.

*NOTE* - UC SHIP/Anthem will be secondary if you have other medical insurance coverage. Coordination of Benefits when members are insured under more than one plan the coverage under this plan is secondary coverage to all other plans (including Medicare), except Medi-Cal, MRMIP, and TRICARE, for any care not provided by Student Health Services. See plan booklet for more details.

NEW Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students!

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 a UC Health Insurance Grant from the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. 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
EmailSHS Insurance

Hours of Operation
Mon  8:00am - 4:30pm
Tues  8:00am - 4:30pm
Wed  9:00am - 4:30pm 
Thurs 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fri     8:00am - 4:30pm

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

UC SHIP Advisory Committee

UC SHIP Advisory Committee

UC Mandatory Health Insurance (Video):

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