Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan

UC Irvine Student Health Center is proud to announce our participation in the 2011-12 University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP), a system-wide insurance plan covering more than 130,000 University of California students. This new plan enhances the already outstanding student health benefits offered at UC Irvine by reducing out-of-pocket costs, providing a dependent plan option for children and spouses/domestic partners of enrolled students, and creating administrative efficiencies for the University of California system.

All registered graduate students who pay full registration fees and attend U.C. Irvine, are eligible and are automatically enrolled in the mandatory Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). It provides coverage for medical, dental, vision and worldwide travel benefits. Students are assessed a fee each quarter and coverage is provided year round. Insurance for eligible students enrolled in the spring quarter will extend through the summer until the beginning of the subsequent year. (Reminder: The University automatically pays 100% of the assessed fee for UC SHIP for students who are appointed as TA’s for 25% or more time for the respective quarter.)

If you have other health insurance that offers coverage that is comparable or greater than UC SHIP, you may apply for an exemption. Enrollment in UC SHIP is automatic at the time fees are assessed; therefore the exemption process must be completed prior to the fee payment deadline. Waiver information can be found HERE.

Additional Student Health Insurance information and forms are found HERE.

The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) includes the following:


Medical Benefits

The medical benefits of the plan are provided through Anthem Blue Cross. For more information please visit the Anthem Blue Cross web page.

Customer Service: (866) 940-8306

Mental Health network of providers is Behavioral Health Network

Customer Service: (866) 940-8306


Vision Benefits

Your Vision benefits are provided through Anthem Blue Cross Blue View Vision.  Vision care is not available on campus, however there are many vision care providers available in the community.  To find a provider, please click HERE.

Customer Service: (866) 940-8306


Dental Benefits

Delta Dental is the dental insurance provider for UC SHIP students. The Student Health Center Dental Clinic is staffed by Delta Dental PPO dentists and is conveniently located on campus. UC SHIP members can also select from a wide choice of local dentists, listed on the Delta Dental website at or

Customer Service: (800) 765-6003



Toll-free number: (877) 351-3457

Available for all UC SHIP members when the Student Health Center is closed.


Student Health Insurance Office Contact Information:

UC Irvine Student Health Insurance Office
501 Student Health
Irvine, CA 92697-5200

Phone: (949) 824-2388
Fax: (949) 824-5062


Regular Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:00pm