Coverage Period and Premium


Coverage Period


Waiver Period

fall 2022

09/18/2022 - 01/08/2023

Undergraduate Student
= $1,005.00
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $338.00

Graduate Student
= $1,829.00
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $382.00

08/01/2022 - 10/01/2022
Waivers submitted after 10/02/2022 will be assessed a $50 late fee

We highly RECOMMEND waived students enroll
in Gaucho Access Plan (GAP).
GAP will provide illness or injury coverage when
seen at Student Health Service.

Price Comparison Sheet 

Winter 2023

01/09/2023 - 04/02/2023

Undergraduate Student
= $1,005.00
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $338.00

Graduate Student
= $1,829.00
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $382.00

11/01/2022 - 01/01/2023
Waivers submitted after 01/01/2023 will be assessed a $50 late fee

spring 2023

04/03/2023 - 09/17/2023

Undergraduate Student
= $1,005.00
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $338.00

Graduate Student
= $1,829.00
EAP (Medical Only) 
= $382.00

02/01/2023 - 04/01/2023
Waivers submitted after 04/01/2023 will be assessed a $50 late fee

Price Comparison Sheet 


UC SHIP Members

How to Download your Insurance ID Card using the Sydney Health App.

Sydney Health logo
Sidney Health App Instructions

UC SHIP Mobile Apps

(Physical cards are not mailed to students.)

Where Do I Go to Find an Anthem Provider (Outside) of Santa Barbara County

Anthem    Anthem Doc Find 

(details here)

UC SHIP/Anthem
Customer Service Care Line


How to Use UC SHIP

UC SHIP Referral Requirement

Referral Required if

Non-emergency or non-urgent medical care within 50 miles of UCSB, you must seek treatment with a Student Health provider (during regular hours of operation). 
Student Health providers will issue you a referral when additional care or a specialist is needed.

Note: a deductible, copayment, or coinsurance may apply.

No Referral Required if

Students seeking care outside of the 50-mile radius from UCSB: 
no referral is required before seeking care.

Dependents under a Student’s Plan:  must seek care from off-campus providers – no referral required.  

Exceptions: no referral is required for emergency or urgent care, (Please see "Emergency/After Hours Care" for these designated facilities), LiveHealth Online, pediatric dental or vision for members under age 19, or services of a pediatrician, obstetrician, or gynecologist.

After Hours Care


After Hours Nurseline
1 (877) 351-3457

Mental Health Care

Lyra Health logo_SM

Lyra Health, Inc

Lyra takes a culturally responsive approach to support people across a wide range of clinical needs, cultural backgrounds, and abilities.  Lyra is under your UC SHIP plan and available 24/7. 

24 Hour Telemedicine Care

Students enrolled in UC SHIP can connect with a board-certified medical provider or other certified medical professionals by web, mobile app, or phone 24 hours a day / 7 days a week using the LiveHealth Online service.

Therapist zoom appointments are available 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Recurring appointments can be scheduled with the same provider. (No copays / no referral needed) 

LiveHealth bills UC SHIP insurance directly. LiveHealth Benefits Coverage details here | Easy step-by-step instructions (LiveHealth Flyer)

Emergency Care

Hospital Emergency Room services - No referral needed.  All Hospital ER Claims are subject to review by Anthem Blue Cross and must qualify under the definition "emergency" in the UC SHIP Medical Benefits Booklet.

Note - Cottage Hospital Emergency Room Providers are considered "in-network" when claims are billed to Anthem Blue Cross.

If you have billing issues with local in-network hospitals please contact our insurance advisors @


1095-B Form

Important: You do not have to wait for your 1095-B Form to file your tax return. 

Register to receive electronically - Deadline: December 31st

To sign up visit:

If you move, notify the UCSB Registrar’s Office of your current address to ensure you receive the form and other important healthcare insurance information.

Questions regarding Proof of Your Health Insurance? Contact AHP

For Additional Plan Information:

Our Insurance Advisors can be reached via email at Your email will be responded to within one (1) business day.