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UC SHIP 2019-20

Anthem ID Card

The first day of the quarter, you may download your insurance ID card. Download Insurance Card Instructions. Physical cards are not mailed to students.


Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Anthem Doc Find

Steps on how to find and Anthem provider, click here.

UC SHIP/Anthem
Customer Service Care Line

UC SHIP/Anthem

Customer Service Care Line


UC SHIP/Anthem

Customer Service Care Line


Vision Claim Form
Vision Summary Flyer

Vision Benefits - English
Vision Benefits - Spanish
Vision Benefits - Chinese

Delta Dental Benefits Summary

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Delta Dental Benefits Summary - Mandarin
Delta Dental Benefits Summary - Spanish

SHS Insurance Office

Phone: 805.893.2592
Fax: 805.893.5340
Email: 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

UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP)

Insurance Requirement

The University of California Regents mandate that all students be covered by a health insurance plan. All full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students are automatically enrolled in and charged for the University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP).  A student may choose to submit an online insurance waiver (opt out) confirming they have acceptable health insurance coverage.

What is UC SHIP?

UC SHIP is a comprehensive insurance plan which includes Medical, Vision, Dental, and Pharmacy coverage. UC SHIP is an affordable health insurance plan tailored to the health care needs of UCSB students. The medical plan features year-round, worldwide coverage using the Anthem Blue Cross network, and includes prepaid access to care at the UCSB Student Health Center for illness or injury. To directly access the UC SHIP website please see

*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 services not provided by the student health services. See plan booklet for more details.

Coverage Dates and Prices
Fall 09/22/2019 - 01/05/2020
Undergraduate Student $1,179 / Graduate Student $1,266

Winter 01/06/2020 - 03/29/2020
Undergraduate Student $1,179 / Graduate Student $1,266

Spring/Summer 03/30/202 - 09/26/2020
Undergraduate Student $1,179 / Graduate Student $1,266

Teach Education Program (TEP)

06/21/2019 - 09/21/2019 | Graduate Student $855.60

Freshman Summer Start Program (FSSP)
08/02/2019 - 09/21/2019 | Undergrad Student $493.68

For a complete list of dates and deadlines, Here.

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

After Hours Urgent Care

Please make an appointment at Student Health whenever possible. If care is needed outside Student Health's regular hours, you can call our After Hours Nurseline at 877-351-3457. 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. For more information on what is covered LIveHealth-PDF  

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

Emergency Care

Go to an emergency facility for treatment. You do not need a referral from a Student Health Services (SHS) provider to receive emergency services. Payment of ER claims is subject to review by Anthem Blue Cross. Must meet “emergency” definition according to the UC SHIP Medical Benefits Booklet. *NOTE* - The Emergency Room Providers at Cottage Hospital are considered "out-of-network" when claims are billed to Anthem Blue Cross for payment review. If you having difficulties with payments due to Cottage Hospital, contact the SHS Insurance office at SHS Insurance Office.

UC SHIP and Financial Aid

If you wish to discuss your options for covering the cost of UC SHIP premiums, you may contact the Financial Aid Office at 805.893.2432

If you attempted to waive UC SHIP and were denied, and want to see if you qualify for financial aid, the Financial Aid Office will need to know that our office has reviewed and denied your request to waive UC SHIP.

The Student Health Center cannot advise you on the various ways to cover the cost of UC SHIP. Please discuss this question with Financial Aid and be sure to let them know that your request for a waiver has been denied.