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.  Your Student Health Portal account balance will show $0.00.

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  (STHL) account balance will show $0.00.  

For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.


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 after deductible is met 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 MyHealth 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 and include your seven-digit perm number.

Canceling an Appointment

To cancel your appointment log into the MyHealth Portal

Cancellation Policy

  • All Appointments Are Subject to a Cancellation Fee if Not Cancelled at Least 24 Hours in Advance.

  • Any Appointments Cancelled Within the 24-hour Window Are Subject to the $25.00 Late Cancellation Fee.

  • Missed Appointment Fee:  $55.00.  

  • For questions or to request a fee waiver form, please contact and include your seven-digit perm number.