Strongly Advised Additional Coverage for Students with APPROVED Waivers

GAP coverage ensures that registered students with APPROVED waivers have access to in-house medical care at UCSB Student Health at a full or substantial discount for most services. If the insurance plan for an APPROVED waiver has a provider network limited to facilities outside of the Goleta/Santa Barbara area, (yet still within the 50 miles) such as Ventura, we strongly advise students to enroll in GAP.

Please click on the Prices For Common Services link for more information.

Cost: $485 per Academic Year 

GAP is billed quarterly to your BARC account: $160 (Fall/Winter) | $165 (Spring/Summer)

Note: There is no prorated monthly rate. GAP enrollment deadlines for the 2023-24 academic year are as follows: Fall Quarter November 1st, Winter Quarter February 1st, Spring Quarter May 1st.

GAP enrollment:  OPEN  (Fall Quarter)

(If you enroll mid-term you must pay full price for the entire term AND the effective date for GAP will be the date the request was received by the UCSB Insurance Team.) 

Prices For Common Services

Paying out of pocket for three office visits at Student Health will cost MORE than the price of GAP for the one quarter. 

Office Visit Waived without GAP* Waived with GAP**
Primary Care $70 No Charge*
Immediate Care $70 No Charge*
Clinical Nurse No Charge No Charge*


GAP Enrollment is ONLY for registered students with approved waivers.

If you did not opt-in for GAP at the time you submitted your waiver, and decide you do want to enroll in GAP after you receive your Waiver approval, you must email us at: by the GAP enrollment deadline. 

GAP is highly RECOMMENDED for waived students who have insurance plans with provider networks limited to facilities outside of the Goleta/Santa Barbara area, (yet still within 50 miles) such as Ventura.

NOT AVAILABLE for students:

  • on approved leave of absence
  • graduated
  • cancelled
  • withdrawn
  • non-students


  • In-house (or SHS telehealth) primary care visits for illness or injury
  • Specialty visits in-house (or SHS telehealth):
    • Dietitian
    • Gynecologist
    • 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
  • Clinical Nurse, Social Work, Alcohol & Drug Program Counselors


  • ADHD Testing
  • Contraceptive implants or IUD insertions & removals
  • EAP clearances
  • Specialized pre-employment exams
  • Online sports physical clearances
  • Physical Therapy visits
  • 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.