Student Health

Health insurance is mandatory for all UCLA students. All registered students are automatically enrolled in the UCLA Graduate UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). The cost is included in your registration fees. If you have a private health care plan that meets the University's criteria, you can waive the insurance and fee online before your registration payment deadline. Detailed information on the criteria for waiving can be found below.

Health Insurance

The student health coverage offered by UCLA is the most convenient insurance. All students can use on-campus student health services whether they have UC SHIP or not, though students with private insurance will pay a nominal fee for services on campus. All fees are billed directly to BruinBill.

UC SHIP Benefits Packages:

Medical Benefits

Medical benefits are provided by Anthem Blue Cross Insurance Company. A referral must be obtained from the Ashe Center to an outside Anthem provider.

Behavioral/Mental Health Benefits

Behavioral/Mental health benefits are provided by UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and UCLA Neuro-Psychiatric Behavioral Health Services (NPBHS); a referral must be obtained and managed by CAPS for BHS. UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services

Dental Benefits

Dental benefits are provided by Delta Dental. UCLA Delta Dental

Vision Benefits

Vision benefits are provided by Anthem Blue View Vision UCLA Anthem Blue View Vision

Pharmacy Benefits

Pharmacy benefits are administered through Optum Rx at (844) 265-1879.  UC Ship Prescription Information


A 24/7 Nurseline (1-310-825-4073 option 2) is available to all registered UCLA students when the Ashe Center is closed.

Travel Assistance

Healthcare benefits are available to UC SHIP members traveling abroad through Blue Cross Blue Shield Global Core program at 800-810-2583.


For detailed information on medical benefits, please visit the Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center website or call the Ashe Center at (310) 825-4073.


Behavioral/Mental Health Coverage

Counseling and treatment for mental health and wellness is provided for all registered students at UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). The center serves as the primary provider and is where all treatment must be initiated and where short-term outpatient therapy is conducted. For care beyond the scope of the center, CAPS will refer appropriate cases to UCLA Neuropsychiatric Behavioral Health Services.