Student Health (STHL) & UCSB BARC Billing Process - How it works

Your Student Health (STHL) and UCSB BARC accounts are separate accounts. Unpaid charges on your Student Health (STHL) account will transfer (similar to a Credit Card balance transfer) to your UCSB BARC account.  The transfer occurs the following month that the charges were billed. For example, all Student Health (STHL) outstanding charges for the month of October would transfer/post to your UCSB BARC account in November. The outstanding balance for November would then post in December to your UCSB BARC account.

As a general rule; charges post the later part of the following month.

UCSB BARC Account Charges

Charges on your Student Health account will transfer to your BARC Account generally at the end of the month.  If there are multiple charges on your Student Health account during any given month, e.g.,  $5.00, $10.00, and $15.00, your BARC account will reflect a total balance of $30.00.  Note:  As soon as your Student Health (STHL) account transfers to your BARC account, your account balance will show $0.00.  

You can find a list of BARC transfer dates posted outside the Student Health Billing Office, located in the Main Lobby of Student Health.

A Few Exceptions To The Policy 

November charges may have a delayed posting to UCSB BARC account until January. Charges that are first billed to Anthem, UC SHIP, and have a Patient Co-insurance will be delayed for up to 6 to 8 weeks.  The full amount is first submitted as a claim to UC SHIP. A reimbursement check is then issued and any unpaid balance (patient co-insurance amount) is then posted to BARC on the next BARC closing.

Examples of co-insurance are:

  • Physical Therapy Visit copays of $15.00.
  • 20% co-insurance for all ortho supplies (casting, splints) and minor surgical procedures.

If you have waived the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP)

UCSB Student Health is not a contracted or network provider for any insurance carrier other than UC SHIP.  The charges that you incur at UCSB Student Health are/become your responsibility. These charges will be posted to your BARC account the following month they were billed. 

Keep in mind that when you waived out of UC SHIP, one of the conditions was that you would be responsible for all charges you incur at  Student Health. 

Therefore, it is your responsibility to submit a claim to your private insurance company to seek reimbursement for charges.


To print an Itemized Billing Statement: 

1. Log on to our Patient Portal 

2. Be sure to select the view/print function for details of the charges.  

Statements with Prescription details for Pharmacy charges are provided at the time of pickup.

For other questions, please email the SHS billing office.