All currently registered undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to use Student Health Services (SHS). A current Student Identification (SID) is required when the student registers for services.
Once a student is no longer registered/graduated at UCSC, s/he can only continue treatment, on a fee-for-service basis at the SHS, if using UC SHIP, for summer quarter.
Students from other UC campuses, with current valid student ID cards, may be seen on a fee-for-service basis. For specific information and the process, please see the form: UC Reciprocity Flow Sheet.
Other recognized student service categories that are eligible to use the Student Health Services are listed below, grouped by the type of payment for services. Proof of current enrollment or name on a current available roster in these programs is required prior to services.
All UC employees are instructed to seek healthcare elsewhere according to their insurance coverage, unless part of an approved University program covered by a recharge, or for Over-the-Counter products from the Pharmacy. Examples of services provided by recharge are quite limited but may include influenza vaccines for broader campus community vaccine clinics and hepatitis B vaccine series for UCSC police department staff. In general recharges should be facilitated ahead of time between the other campus department and the SHS Billing Specialist and appointments for these services should be made. At times, if clinic flow allows, the services may be provided on a drop-in basis.
UC employees may be seen by exception, for urgent/emergent occupationally related illness or injury, or for immunization clinics. Payment must be made on the day of service at the Pharmacy. Decisions for these exceptions will be made by Administration.
Dependents of UCSC students enrolled in the campus Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP), must have medical visits and other conducted off campus.
UCSC Extension Students are not eligible for services and should be referred to local providers in their insurance carrier network. NOTE: Their card may state to use the Student Health Center, but that has never been arranged.
Some programs have made arrangements with the SHS to pay fees for their participants (see below). Otherwise, students are responsible for payment of all billable services at the SHS. Fees can be applied to the student AIS accounts or can be paid on the date of service.
Care is restricted to patients over 12 years of age.
The UCSC Student Health Center does not accept nor bill MediCal or any outside insurance.
Payment for services will occur by:
Special Arrangement Payment Programs - see Billing Department for details
Fee-For-Service – to be paid on date of service at the Pharmacy via Billing Office for non-pharmacy products
* These patients need to be sent to Billing Office after every visit.