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Gaucho Access Plan (GAP)


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

(There is no prorated monthly rate, so if you are enrolled in the middle of a term you must still pay the full price for that entire term.)


Enrollment is ONLY for registered students with approved waivers.

Highly RECOMMENDED 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  • withdrawn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,
Send us an email (please be sure to include your perm # AND that we have a valid waiver on file)


  • In-house (or SHS tele-health) primary care visits for illness or injury
  • Specialty visits in-house (or SHS tele-health):
    • 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
  • Advice Nurse, Social Work, Alcohol & Drug Program Counselors


  • 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.


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 strongly advised to be enrolled in GAP. 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.