All registered students must have major medical health insurance to pay for on- and off-campus care,
hospitalization, and out-of-area urgent care. Students are automatically registered in SHIP (Student Health
Insurance Plan), and the premium is included in your registration fees each semester. Dental insurance is
included. Coverage is good anywhere in the world, and around the Bay Area. Speak to the Insurance Office
at the University Health Services about specific coverage. SHIP members can purchase a separate health
insurance policy for a spouse or domestic partner and dependents. Visit the SHIP website for more
If you carry private insurance, you can opt out of the student health plan and get a refund of those fees.
University Health Services (UHS) can provide forms and answer questions about waiving health coverage.
Be sure to meet their filing deadline or your SHIP charges will not be refunded.